California Department of Motor Vehicles Reports Lifting 554,997 Improperly Imposed Driver’s License Suspensions

SACRAMENTO, CA — In compliance with a California Court of Appeal ruling, the California Department of Motor Vehicles reported to the court that it lifted 554,997 improperly imposed driver’s license suspensions. The DMV action was the result of a statewide lawsuit, Hernandez v. CA Department of Motor Vehicles, in which several Californians challenged the DMV’s suspension of licenses based on drivers’ failure to pay traffic citations or appear in court. The plaintiffs were represented by Bay Area Legal Aid, Western Center on Law & Poverty, The ACLU of Northern California, East Bay Community Law Center, The USC Gould School of Law Access to Justice Practicum, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCRSF), and the law firm of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

EBCLC Proudly Finalizes Its First Collective Bargaining Agreement 

Berkeley, CA—In a victory for the entire organization, the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) has reached a collective bargaining agreement. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and national discourse on valuing the dignity of workers, 80 staff members and executive team members came together to strengthen our work environment and culture. 

Development Assistant

The Development Assistant provides support with the fundraising and communications activities of the organization. The position requires an extremely organized individual with attention to detail, excellent judgment and discretion, strong writing skills, a flexible and proactive attitude, and a commitment to EBCLC’s racial justice mission.

The Development Assistant’s responsibilities will primarily focus on helping to coordinate activities for our individual giving program. Currently, EBCLC raises ~$550,000 individual giving annually; we hope to increase this revenue stream each year. The focus of this position is to secure and increase financial support from individuals–major, midlevel, and grassroots donors, and alums of EBCLC’s clinical education program. The Development Assistant will also provide ongoing administrative support to our Contracts Officer for all of our government contracts. The position reports to the Director of Development and Communications.

“Freedom to Lead: Revisiting Juneteenth 2020, A Year Later” Event Recording

On Thursday, June 17th, 2021 Dominique Turrentine, Manager of Strategic Initiatives at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Zoë Polk, Executive Director of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), Rebecca Dixon, Executive Director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), and Imani Rupert- Gordon, Executive Director National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) came together to reflect on Juneteenth and discuss how we can collectively build and transform institutions to advance Black liberation. 

Individual Giving Manager

The Individual Giving Manager will work in close collaboration with the rest of the Development, Communications, and Data and Evaluation team, as well as the Executive Director, in implementing multi-prong strategies for sustaining and expanding EBCLC’s individual giving program. The position reports to the Director of Development and Communications (DDC).

Freedom to Lead- Revisiting Juneteenth 2020: A Year Later

Join us on Thursday, June 17th, from 2PM-3:15PM PT (5PM-6:15PM ET) for “Freedom to Lead – Revisiting Juneteenth 2020: A Year Later,” a virtual event hosted by East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), National Employment Law Project (NELP), and National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). On the anniversary of Juneteenth, our dynamic panel will explore […]

Staff Attorney – Immigration Practice

The Immigration Staff Attorney represents immigrants with a wide variety of immigration matters. The position requires an excellent advocate with strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills who works well in a fast-paced collaborative environment, has experience providing immigration services to low-income people, has a strong interest in clinical teaching, and is committed to furthering the mission for racial justice.

EBCLC Honors Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the East Bay Community Law Center is celebrating our Asian American and Pacific Islander clients, staff, and supporters. This month, we asked our fellow EBCLC community members to share how they are honoring their unique AA/PI heritage. We hope you continue on to learn more:  […]

Community Economic Justice Clinic Student Reflection: Ezekiel (Zeke) Wald

In my three years of law school, more than 700 Black people were shot by police. As I was writing this reflection, I read the story of Mario Gonzalez, a long-time East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) community member, who died after the Alameda County Police Department pinned him to the ground for five minutes—only a day before Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd in a similar fashion…