Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was illegal. This decision blocks new applications for DACA and puts the lives of almost 650,000 DACA recipients and the millions of people connected to them at risk. This includes our client, a UC Berkeley […]
The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is proud to announce that, after over four years of advocacy, Governor Newsom signed AB 1720. This bill will remove barriers from the criminal background check process for people applying to work at care facilities. As one EBCLC client stated, “This will help families and their children move […]
We will break this law. Women of color comprise the majority of EBCLC’s executive leadership team. Our staff consists of a majority of women of color. The most significant percentage of clients that we serve are women of color. Last week’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is unequivocally an attack on women of color. […]
The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is honored to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with our clients, staff, and supporters. This month, we asked our EBCLC community members to share about someone who has inspired them to honor their heritage. We hope you take some time to read their thoughtful […]
Today, we celebrate the start of EBCLC’s Second Annual Black Women’s History Week.
On the dawn of Black History Month, the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is reflecting on our legacy of providing Black-centered legal services. EBCLC has always aimed for Black liberation. This has been evident since our founding in 1988 when a group of Berkeley law students heard Ronald Reagan’s dog whistle and acted to […]
With immense gratitude, the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) announces that attorney and homeless rights advocate Osha Neumann is retiring. Neumann has championed the decriminalization of poverty and led the law center’s Homelessness Practice for 18 years. Reflecting on his years of service at EBCLC, Neumann said, “I am proud of the practice that […]
The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) mourns the passing of Supervisor Wilma Chan. Our thoughts and our prayers are with her family, her staff, and all the community members who cherished her leadership.