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Why Work at East Bay Community Law Center

EBCLC is a women of color-centered organization that provides expert legal services and educational resources to the East Bay and beyond. As lawyers and advocates, we fight hard for justice and pursue rich, dignified lives for historically excluded communities. We serve individuals who are failed by oppressive systems, and connect them with resources and legal representation. Working at EBCLC is dynamic, challenging, and rewarding. EBCLC seeks candidates who are passionate about their work and committed to racial justice.

  • Rooted in racial justice values
  • One of the largest provider of free legal services in the East Bay
  • Provide multimodal, collaborative, and holistic services
  • Committed to a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity
  • Our board, leadership, and staff match our client demographics
  • Black-led with leadership team comprised of women of color 
  • Dedicated to radical, holistic inclusion
  • Unionized workplace, prioritizing a safe environment to engage
  • Deeply rooted in the community of East Bay
  • Building a pipeline for the next generation of social justice lawyers
  • Affiliated with the U.C. Berkeley Law School

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Our Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 100% paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents
  • 20 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 14 holidays in the first year of employment
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures
  • Retirement options

Our Values

EBCLC values holistic, accessible legal representation and services for East Bay residents to help them flourish and open up new pathways for them to pursue their dreams. Our values are: 

  • Centering women of color
  • Representing community members
  • Showing up with authenticity and patience
  • Serving as a one-stop shop that meets clients needs
  • Harnessing law as a strategy, not a solution—and pinpointing the best ways to upend unjust laws and oppressive systems

Reflecting our Values

We are a Black women-led organization that promotes the well-being of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) people. As we advance women of color-centered legal strategy and policy solutions, our organization is growing to reflect our vision. Currently, our staff are: 

  •   64% women of color
  •  80% BIPOC
  •  82% women
  •  33% LGBTQIA+
  • 14% transgender or non-binary
  •  66% of program staff use multiple languages in their work at EBCLC
  •  52% are caregivers 

 “I am excited to join an organization that unapologetically centers the dreams and demands of women of color. This platform is visible not just in our community-facing work but also inside EBCLC, in conversations about wellness, personal boundaries and professional advancement. I feel valued and celebrated for both my skills and my personal journey.”

Atasi Uppal, Co-Director, Education Defense and Justice for Youth Program

 “The work at the EBCLC never felt disconnected from the realities of the world around us. I felt that I was truly helpful, working to protect my clients against the harshness of uncaring bureaucracies…I am eternally grateful to have been surrounded by so many brilliant, radical people and to have had the opportunity to learn from them in such a pivotal summer.”

Karnik Hajjar, Health & Welfare and Clean Slate Clinics
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“When I became EBCLC’s first African American and first woman Board Chair this year, I thought about one of my first clients. And I thought about all of the clients who are affirmed by EBCLC’s leadership being reflective of our majority client base. I am deeply honored to steward an organization that values women of color.”

Tiffany Renee Thomas, EBCLC Board Chair

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