EBCLC Reflects on Community Advocacy during COVID-19

  Cristiana Baik, Director of Development & Communications  “While onboarding and working remotely has brought on its own set of challenges, I don’t feel distant or removed from our work. If anything, I feel the sheer urgency and importance of the services we provide. For example, seeing the inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccines (with Black and Brown […]

EBCLC’S Statement in Solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

The East Bay Community Law Center has deep respect for the history, culture, and lives of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We know that the contributions of our Asian American staff, clients, students, Board members, alumni and community members are fundamental to our pursuit of justice.  Thus, we feel enormous grief and outrage for the loss of life in Atlanta and the on-going hate violence against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.  Much of […]

Opinion: Turning crisis into opportunity: Why Berkeley needs TOPA now.

No policy is better made for this moment than TOPA, a policy that will level the playing field by providing tenants, who already call Berkeley home, the first chance to acquire the rental property they live in when it comes up for sale. TOPA requires owners seeking to sell a rental property to give current tenants notice of intent to sell before marketing the property to other purchasers.

Director’s Corner: Celebrating Black Women’s Leadership at EBCLC

Dear Friends, As we transition from Black History Month to Women’s History Month, EBCLC offers Black Women’s History Week as an opportunity to honor the lives, strengths and stories of Black women. We celebrate our clients, board members, attorneys, legal workers and students whose courage is evident in our community victories. I hope you’ll join […]

EBCLC Honors Black Futures with First Annual Black Women’s History Week

Today, we celebrate the start of EBCLC’s Inaugural Black Women’s History Week. Falling at the intersection of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, this week celebrates the lives, strength, and stories of all Black women, and specifically lifts up the contributions of those who have done so much for EBCLC. We pledge to put our gratitude into action every day through our stalwart commitment to impacting lasting change.  

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of EBCLC Alum Gregory Li

On behalf of all of us at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), we honor and celebrate the life of Gregory Li.  Greg was a deeply passionate, engaged, and committed law student intern who worked with EBCLC’s Immigration Clinic during the summer after his first year in law school.