“I am honored to lead EBCLC as we work in partnership with our clients to navigate and disrupt the legal system, and to reimagine justice.”
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The Health & Welfare Practice of the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) seeks an attorney for a temporary full-time position as a Staff Attorney to provide direct legal services to low-income individuals and to assist with the training and supervision of law student interns.
The ideal candidate is a strong legal advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills, experience in public benefits advocacy, interest in training law students, a passion for working with low-income people, and is committed to furthering the mission for social justice. We strongly encourage individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities 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 multimodal, 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.
Long before I joined EBCLC’s Community Economic Justice Clinic as a law student advocate, my great-uncle Alexander Hoffman, who we called “Sascha”, was showing the East Bay what true community lawyering looks like. Sascha was an activist attorney in Berkeley during the 1960s, representing the demonstrators who opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee and the […]
Kathryn Seligman was raised by politically active parents who nurtured her lifelong commitment to work for social justice and against systematic discrimination—values she passed on to her son, Matthew Bedrick.
As Sarah Bauer navigated her undergraduate career at UC Berkeley and then followed her passion to Berkeley Law, she noticed an unfortunate, common issue plaguing her peers – food insecurity, or a lack of access to healthy food.
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.
“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.
EBCLC’s Sharon Djemal talks to UpFront’s Cat Brooks about California’s sweeping new consumer protections.
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.
Founded in 1988 by Berkeley Law students, the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is the largest non-profit provider of free legal services in Alameda County, serving more than 5,000 clients each year delivering client-centered, community-driven and culturally-responsive services and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy.
We use legal and administrative strategies to mitigate the impact of inequitable and unjust systems on low-income individuals, families, and communities, while advocating for systemic change at the local and state level. EBCLC’s ability to address a wide range of substantive legal issues, including housing, health, immigration, consumer and court debt, community economic development, juvenile defense, school expulsion, and community reentry, enables us to build a more healthy, secure, productive, and hopeful community.
In addition to our legal advocacy work, EBCLC functions as a law school teaching hospital, serving as the community clinic for Berkeley Law and preparing over 150 law students every year to become skilled and principled advocates committed to finding innovative solutions to the causes and conditions of poverty.
Over our 30+ year history, we have grown to a staff of more than 70, organized in eight legal clinics within five broad program areas, with an $8 million annual budget, two office locations, and a deeply supportive and engaged Board of Directors.
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
EBCLC seeks a Human Resources & Finance Coordinator to support to core HR and Finance functions. The Coordinator will work closely with the Finance Manager and the Director of Human Resources to support in-house financial transactions, data-entry, and record-keeping, as well as recruitment, on-boarding, benefits management, and employee relations.