BERKELEY — When you live hand to mouth in the high-priced Bay Area, the cost of an unexpected traffic ticket can seem like a life ruiner and, for some people, it can be.
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Congratulations to the class of 2017! The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is honored that the the Berkeley Law Class of 2017 selected Tirien Steinbach, EBCLC’s executive director, as the Faculty Address speaker for this year’s commencement ceremony.
Berkeley, California, May 10, 2017 — The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is delighted to announce the selection of Seema N. Patel as EBCLC’s new Clinical Director.
At her kitchen table in Oakland, Yahaira Carrillo leafs through an old photo album with faded pictures of a little curly-haired girl. The album is precious to her: She saw her baby pictures for the first time only a few years ago, when her aunt brought the album from Mexico.
Kids and their families are drowning in debt.
When kids in California enter the juvenile justice system, their families can end up owing thousands of dollars for court and detention fees, even if they have no ability to pay. While several counties stopped collecting the fees in the past year, a state senate committee is convening next week to consider whether or not all expenses imposed on juveniles and their guardians should be cut statewide.
OAKLAND — Evictions from live/work spaces in Oakland continue with alarming frequency in the wake of December’s Ghost Ship fire, despite efforts by city leaders to work with landlords to prevent displacement in a city where affordable housing is a rare commodity.
Third-year UC Berkeley School of Law’s Ahmed Lavalais is a remarkable law student who came to law school specifically to do public interest work, and he’s been a tenacious advocate for juvenile defendants and the poor.
One East Bay agency said they have seen an increase in the number of calls from immigrant tenants whose landlords have threatened to report them to immigration authorities after they made complaints about their living conditions.
At the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, staff attorney Ubaldo Fernandez said the agency has seen an uptick.
Meet Mindy Phillips, an Oakland lawyer helping immigrants navigate life under the Administration’s executive orders on immigration.
With the recent rain we have had multiple reports of flooding, trees down and damage to homes.
We checked in with Meghan Gordon, housing attorney for the East Bay Community Law Center who says tenants have been dealing with mold as well as leaking from roofs and windows.