(March 28, 1961 – September 19, 2021) The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) celebrates the life and legacy of Berkeley Law Professor Lucinda Sikes. For nearly two decades, Lucinda taught, trained, and mentored hundreds of law students to become strong legal writers and thinkers. Many EBCLC students (and EBCLC staff who are Berkeley Law […]
In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, we asked our fellow EBCLC community members to share what inspires them to do the critical work they do here at EBCLC. Ingrid Murillo, Health & Welfare Paralegal “For me, it is important to be doing the work that I’m doing because I think that my experience can […]
1,315 Unhoused Community Members Have Officially Submitted 1,529 Claims for Compensation of Illegal Sweeps
EBCLC, led by Clean Slate Supervising Attorney Osha Neumann, Staff Attorney Candy Smallwood, and partners at Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco (LCCR), Homeless Action Center, and over 200 volunteers, worked tirelessly to submit 1,529 claims for 1,315 claimants in the large class action before the December 14 filing deadline.
Our Immigration advocates Theo Cuison and Rebecca Romero, participated in a critical and insightful panel discussion with the Center for Race and Gender, “Undocumented Students And Campus Climate At UC Berkeley”.
CA Assembly Has Urgent Opportunity to Advance Alternatives to Police: Survivors of Police Violence, Community Organizers, and Advocates Call on Assembly Appropriations to Pass AB 2054 and Invest in Community-Based Solutions
Alameda County Courts have extended their court closure to May 1, 2020. What does that mean for your eviction, record remedy, or traffic court case? We’ve got you covered!
“For years we heard complaints of people who told us they had to stand by helplessly while Caltrans crews threw belongings they treasured into trash compacting garbage trucks,” said Osha Neumann, supervising attorney at the East Bay Community Law Center. “Sometimes people with disabilities were given only a few minutes to move everything they wanted to save. We hope, with this settlement, those days are over.”
Most advocates for tenants rights and homeless people believe housing is essential, much like food or water. “It has to begin with the recognition of what it takes to be a human being,” said Osha Neumann, an attorney with the East Bay Community Law Center and longtime defender of people experiencing homelessness.
“If someone has a right to life, someone has a right to what is required to live that life,” Neumann said. “And housing, shelter is certainly one of those things.”
“I got the opportunity to work with clients in a more direct and in-person manner. I enjoyed being able to build connections with them,” said Anya.
The Partnership for the Bay’s Future, with funding from other organizations, provided the city of Berkeley and the East Bay Community Law Center with a “challenge grant” and support to advance tenant protections and preserve existing affordable housing through policy changes.