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.
Berkeley, California, May 10, 2017 — The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is delighted to announce the selection of Seema N. Patel as EBCLC’s new Clinical Director.
At her kitchen table in Oakland, Yahaira Carrillo leafs through an old photo album with faded pictures of a little curly-haired girl. The album is precious to her: She saw her baby pictures for the first time only a few years ago, when her aunt brought the album from Mexico.
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, unveiled legislation today to prevent the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for people who are unable to pay fines or fees for minor traffic tickets and require courts to determine violators’ ability to pay before setting fine amounts.
OAKLAND — According to a lawsuit filed today by civil rights groups, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is violating the constitutional rights of homeless people by confiscating and destroying their property in ongoing sweeps.
California tenants have a new arrow in their quiver: a law to protect them from being unfairly placed on rental blacklists that jeopardize their credit ratings and shut them out of the housing market.
Signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown, the measure is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.  Unpopular with landlord groups, the bill was a squeaker in the Legislature, narrowly passing through the Assembly in May and the Senate in August.