Locations and Directions

1950 University Ave Ste 200, Berkeley CA 94704:

Administrative Headquarters, Communications & Development, Community Economic Justice Clinic, Clean Slate Practice, Consumer Justice & General Clinic, Education Defense & Justice for Youth Services, and Health & Welfare Practice.

Our University office is approximately 3 blocks from the Downtown Berkeley BART station. AC Transit lines 51B, 52, and 79 stop less than 1 block from our office, at the intersection of University & MLK.

2921 Adeline St, Berkeley CA 94703:

Housing Program, and Immigration Program

Our Adeline office is approximately 3 blocks from the Ashby BART station. AC Transit line 18 stops a few blocks from our office, at the intersection of Shattuck & Russell. AC Transit line 80 stops a few blocks from our office, at the intersection of Ashby & Adeline.

Mission

To promote justice and build a community that is more healthy, secure, productive and hopeful by providing:

  •  legal services and policy advocacy that are responsive to the needs of low-income communities, and
  • law training that prepares future attorneys to be skilled and principled advocates that are committed to finding innovative solutions to the cause and conditions of poverty.

History

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EBCLC’s Executive Directors: Bernida Reagan (1988-2002), Jeff Selbin (2002-2006) & Tirien Steinbach (2007 – present)

The East Bay Community Law Center was founded in 1988 – as the Berkeley Community Law Center – by law students from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. The student founders were motivated by the intersection of significant trends in legal services and legal education.

The beginnings were modest. A bare-bones budget and donated supplies – including a single typewriter – supported a storefront office and a staff of three: Executive Director Bernida Reagan; Staff Attorney and Berkeley Law Foundation Fellow Brad Adams; and Office Manager Millie Johnson. The rest, as they say, is history.

With the hard work of staff, students, Boalt faculty and board members, and the incredible support of many individuals and institutions, EBCLC has grown to become the largest provider of free legal services in the East Bay and Berkeley Law’s largest clinical offering.

 

 

 

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