Laney College’s Undocumented Student Week of Action came to a close on Oct. 17 with a “Know Your Rights” workshop led by the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), a local nonprofit organization that provides free legal support to low-income Bay Area residents.
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“Ultimately, we’d like to eradicate GPS monitoring of youth, but we’re also interested in the pragmatic next step to reform it,” says attorney Cancion Sotorosen, clinical supervisor at EBCLC’s Youth Defender Clinic.
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This month, Ramon Becerra-Alcantar returned to his alma mater to bring free legal services to undocumented students on the campus that helped launch his career as an advocate.
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“In spite of it all, the brothers are luckier than most homeless people in the East Bay because they have support from friends,” Osha Neumann, attorney at East Bay Community Law Center, said.
“This approach contributes to the problem rather than solving it,” said Osha Neumann, a civil rights lawyer who has long advocated for the homeless in northern California. “The idea that we can criminalize our way out of a crisis that is the result of the failure of the system to provide basic human needs for a large percent of our population is ridiculous.”
“They want housing, but there is just no housing. Some of them have been Berkeley residents for 30 years. You’re telling them they can’t be anywhere,” said Andrea Henson, a homelessness advocate who also works as an intern at the East Bay Community Law Center.
The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) seeks an Immigration Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor who represents immigrants with a wide variety of immigration matters and trains and supervises law student interns.
The position requires an excellent advocate with strong writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills who works well in a fast-paced collaborative environment, has experience providing immigration services to low-income people, and is committed to training and mentoring the next generation of legal advocates and furthering the mission for social justice.
EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization and the community-based clinical program for Berkeley Law School. We are committed to increasing justice through education and advocacy, as well as building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity.
With over 70 staff, 150 law students, and an $8 Million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal advocacy in Alameda County, providing multi-modal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 5,000 clients yearly. EBCLC supports is ground-level legal advocacy through legislative and policy advocacy at the local and state level.
The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Development Assistant to join its Development Team. The ideal candidate is a positive and extremely organized individual with strong communication skills, a flexible and proactive attitude, excellent judgment, strong software and social media skills, and a commitment to EBCLC’s social justice mission. If you are excited about playing a critical support role fundraising for the largest provider of free legal advocacy for low-income people in the East Bay, we encourage you to apply!
EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization and the community-based clinical program for Berkeley Law School. We are committed to increasing justice through education and advocacy, as well as building a culturally diverse workplace centered on equity. With over 70 staff, 150 law students, and an $8 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal advocacy in Alameda County, providing multi modal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 5,000 clients yearly. EBCLC supports its ground-level legal advocacy through legislative and policy advocacy at the local and state level.
The Development Assistant will participate in EBCLC’s fundraising efforts through donor cultivation support, including gift tracking and acknowledgement, supporting the creation of donor communication materials, prospect research, maintenance of the development database and other record-keeping systems, and directly supporting the planning and implementation of organizational events.