Remembering Berkeley Law Professor Lucinda Sikes

(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 […]

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) Honors Latinx Heritage Month!

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 […]

Updates on Alameda County Court Proceedings

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!

Homeless Californians Win New Protections in Caltrans Settlement

“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.”

What Would ‘Housing as a Human Right’ Look Like in California?

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.”

Student Spotlight: Anya Ku

“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.