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12/10 Debt Free Justice California Webinar: Ensuring Relief Under a New Criminal Administrative Fee Repeal

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 |

In September, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1869, which repeals 23 criminal fees and eliminates all outstanding debt related to those fees. The law goes into effect July 1, 2021, but actions can be taken immediately to help people who have been charged these fees.

This free MCLE training will give an overview of the relief provided under this new law, and include presentations from a public defender about how to navigate new and existing fees ordered by the court and a legal service provider about what to do about outstanding fees between now and July 1, 2021.

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Meet EBCLC’s New Leadership

Thursday, October 29, 2020 |

From Board members who bring extensive lived and professional expertise to support staff who are helping us all stay connected during our switch to remote services, these new additions to our team will play a key role in our community’s recovery. I hope you will join me in welcoming these new justice champions. Each one of them helps us meet this critical moment.

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EBCLC’s Statement on Medical Abuse in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Centers

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | ,

Every day, we partner with undocumented students, essential workers, parents and community members, to take on a legal system entrenched in racism and dehumanization. Thus, we emphatically condemn reports of immigrant women enduring coerced hysterectomies in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers.

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Honoring the Life & Legacy of Margy Wilkinson

Monday, August 10, 2020 |

EBCLC is grieving the loss of our beloved colleague and friend, Margy Wilkinson, who passed away on June 27, 2020. Our deepest condolences go out to Tony Wilkinson and family. While the loss of Margy pains our hearts, we find hope in her powerful life of compassion and justice. Margy’s legacy and unrelenting spirit will […]

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Student Reflection: The Problem with Parking Tickets

Monday, August 10, 2020 |

Parking tickets have a disproportionate effect on people and communities of color. Black and Latinx communities are overpoliced and disproportionately plagued by ticketing and towing. Reporting on towing in the Bay Area reveals that Black and Latinx neighborhoods are consistently targeted for these poverty-related tows. 

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