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Club localizes international action

Thursday, March 1, 2018 |

International Women’s Day will be celebrated in the Campus Center Plaza on March 8 from 2-5 p.m. to give students an opportunity to meet female leaders on campus and learn how to get involved in their community. […] East Bay Community Law Center Executive Director Tirien Steinbach will give a keynote speech in GE-225, discussing important topics including immigration.

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Berkeley Law Launches Consumer Law Center

Thursday, February 15, 2018 |

The University of California Berkeley School of Law is launching the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice, a new center that will position the school as a leader in the study, research and practice of consumer law. […] Berkeley Law is also home to the Consumer Justice Clinic, which operates within the East Bay Community Law Center.

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DACA ruling gives hope, but no resolution to Dreamers

Thursday, January 11, 2018 |

With Democrats threatening a government shutdown this month unless there is a resolution, the legal issue is likely to be tied up in court, according to Prerna Lal, a staff attorney at the East Bay Community Law Center who provides legal services through UC Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program. Lal said the Department of Justice will likely file an emergency stay in court, which, if granted, would suspend the preliminary injunction.

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EBCLC’s Shattuck Office Has Moved

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 |

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) closed our original storefront office at 3130 Shattuck Avenue in South Berkeley on December 18, 2017. The programs that operated out of the Shattuck office moved to 1950 University Ave, Ste 200, between Milvia Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way.

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Alameda County Superior Court Reverses License Suspensions for Nearly 54,000 Drivers Who Couldn’t Afford to Pay Traffic Fines

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | ,

Phan worked with staff attorney Theresa Zhen for months before he was finally able to get his license back, just before the passage of AB 103.  “None of these things happen in a vacuum,” Zhen said. “It takes a movement of lawyers, community groups, and people who are brave enough to tell their story.”

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