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Innovative Partnership Brings Positive Change for Bay Area Youth

Friday, June 30, 2017 |

By Andrew Cohen

A unique collaboration between education advocates at Berkeley Law and local public defenders is providing hope—and stability—for vulnerable youth. Lawyers and students at the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), working in its Education Advocacy Clinic and Youth Defender Clinic, are making a meaningful impact at the intersection of education and juvenile justice.

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2017 Berkeley Law Commencement

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 |

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.

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California lawmakers are fighting fees that trap kids in the juvenile justice system

Friday, March 17, 2017 |

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.

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