East Bay Community Law Center is overjoyed to announce that after twenty years of service advocating for low-income renters and then founding, directing, and expanding our Consumer Justice Clinic, Sharon Djemal has accepted Governor Gavin Newsom’s Alameda County Superior Court judge appointment
12/10 Debt Free Justice California Webinar: Ensuring Relief Under a New Criminal Administrative Fee Repeal
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.
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.
In reflecting on Fannie Lou Hamer’s vision to liberate us all at the ballot box and beyond, EBCLC would like to express gratitude to all people who power our country while remaining disenfranchised from voting.
Our Immigration advocates Theo Cuison and Rebecca Romero, participated in a critical and insightful panel discussion with the Center for Race and Gender, “Undocumented Students And Campus Climate At UC Berkeley”.
AB 1869 eliminates 23 adult criminal fees, cancels $16 billion in existing debt, and divests our state’s precious resources from an inherently violent criminal legal system.
Breonna Taylor lived as a beloved family member, an essential healthcare worker, and a community builder. Photos of her reveal how much she had to offer the world. The mural tributes of her in downtown Oakland and across the country evince that she has changed it.
EBCLC’s Statement on Medical Abuse in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Centers
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.
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 […]
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.