In the News

State lifts suspensions of half a million driver’s licenses

Friday, January 29, 2021 |

Many Californians can’t afford a day off work to plead their case to a judge. But when they don’t pay and don’t show up at court, the fines increase, their licenses can be suspended and if they are caught driving on a suspended license, they face criminal charges.

“It’s the criminalization of poverty,” said Asher Waite-Jones, staff attorney and clinical supervisor at the East Bay Community Law Center.

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Preventing Displacement & Creating Homeownership Opportunity: A Community Conversation on Berkeley’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) Proposal

Friday, January 22, 2021 |

EBCLC’s Community Economic Justice Clinic is hosting an upcoming community forum with the City of Berkeley’s Mayor, Jesse Arreguín. We will be discussing the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA), an anti-displacement housing policy created by EBCLC, in close collaboration with our partners, including the City of Berkeley. We hope that you can join us!

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Our Stories

EBCLC Honors Black Futures with First Annual Black Women’s History Week

Thursday, February 25, 2021 |

Today, we celebrate the start of EBCLC’s Inaugural Black Women’s History Week. Falling at the intersection of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, this week celebrates the lives, strength, and stories of all Black women, and specifically lifts up the contributions of those who have done so much for EBCLC. We pledge to put our gratitude into action every day through our stalwart commitment to impacting lasting change.  

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EBCLC’s Women of Color-Centered Equity Platform

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 |

As a woman of color-led and centered organization, EBCLC is and will be pursuing, with unapologetic clarity and focus, our Women of Color-Centered Equity Platform. We urge you to join us and get activated.   “When we invest in the vision, strategies, and solutions of women of color, we center dignity, uplift families, and advance […]

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Policy Work


Tuesday, September 29, 2020 | ,

On Monday, September 28, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 2463 (Wicks), effectively stopping the unjust practice of forcing the sale of family homes over small, unsecured debts. East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) celebrates the passage of this long-overdue legislation, which will prevent a statewide foreclosure crisis by expanding consumer protections for all Californians.

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Working at EBCLC

Director – Consumer Justice Clinic

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 |

EBCLC’s Consumer Justice Clinic (CJC) team includes a Director, 3 Staff Attorneys and 1 Program Coordinator. Together, our team represents and advocates for low-income consumers in a broad range of consumer-related legal problems and helps develop explicitly racial justice focused policy solutions, while simultaneously supervising and training law students. EBCLC is excited to recruit a CJC Director who can supervise and support this incredible team, ensure progress towards program goals and objectives, while also maintaining a reduced caseload and supervising law students.

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Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Monday, January 11, 2021 |

EBCLC is seeking an exceptional individual to serve as an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, who will provide initial client reception and ongoing administrative support to the organization. The position is an integral part of the Administration team, which includes the Director of Operations, 2 Office Managers, and 3 Administrative Assistants. Administrative Assistants are the first point of contact for clients seeking services, either by phone or in person, and must be committed to helping EBCLC operate in a barrier-free and client-centered manner. The Administrative Assistant is supervised by the Office Managers.

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Staff Attorney & Clinical Supervisor – Housing Practice

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 |

The Housing Practice Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor represents low-income tenants in eviction lawsuits, advocates for tenants encountering a broad range of housing-related legal problems, and contributes to the creation of more just and humane housing policies for Alameda County tenants, while simultaneously supervising and training law students. This position requires an excellent advocate with strong writing and organizational skills who has the ability to work well in a fast-paced, high-volume litigation setting, has experience providing direct legal services to low-income people, and is committed to mentoring the next generation of legal advocates.

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