Working at EBCLC


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Working at EBCLC is dynamic, challenging and rewarding. EBCLC seeks candidates who are passionate about their work and committed to racial justice.

EBCLC is a non-profit legal services organization, the community-based clinical education program for U.C. Berkeley Law School, and one of the Bay Area’s largest and most effective systems disrupters.  With a dual service and teaching mission, EBCLC is a racial justice organization committed to a culturally diverse workplace, centered on equity.

With approximately 80 staff, 150 law students a year, and a nearly $9 million annual budget, EBCLC is the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County, providing multimodal, collaborative, and holistic legal services to over 8,000 clients annually and engaging in legislative and policy advocacy at the state and local level.

As a unionized workplace, EBCLC prioritizes maintaining a safe space for staff so that every employee feels supported and able to fully engage in our work.

EBCLC offers a competitive salary (based on a fixed salary scale) and a generous benefits package including:

  • Fully paid health insurance (medical, dental and vision) for employees and their dependents;
  • Generous paid leave (26 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 14 holidays in the first year of employment);
  • Life and disability insurance;
  • Flexible spending accounts for qualified health, dependent care, and commute expenditures; and
  • Retirement options


Open Positions:

Program Coordinator – Consumer Justice Unit

CJC is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to provide initial screening for clients with consumer-related problems, to direct clients to appropriate internal and external services, and to provide general administrative support to CJC staff attorneys. The Program Coordinator will have substantial direct contact with clients, many of whom are in crisis. This requires communicating with clients in a professional and empathetic manner. Candidates must enjoy working with a diverse range of people in a fast-paced and dynamic working environment and who can bring strong organizational skills to support CJC’s activities and staff. Read More…

Consumer Justice Staff Attorney & Clinical Supervisor

EBCLC is seeking an exceptional attorney to serve as a staff attorney and clinical supervisor in our Consumer Justice Clinic. The Consumer Justice Clinic (CJC) 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. This position requires an excellent advocate with strong writing and organizational skills who has the ability to work well in a fast-paced setting, has experience providing direct legal services to low-income people and is committed to mentoring the next generation of legal advocates. Read More…

Program Coordinator – Immigration Unit 

The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is seeking a Program Coordinator to support the administrative and programmatic needs of its Immigration Program. The ideal candidate works well in a fast-paced collaborative environment, can juggle and prioritize competing demands, and is committed to furthering the mission for racial justice. Read More…

Administrative Assistant / Recepcionist 

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. Read More…

Community Economic Justice Staff Attorney & Clinical Supervisor

As EBCLC’s community-centered transactional law practice, CEJ’s mission is to promote people-oriented economic development through the advancement of community-based businesses and affordable housing solutions. CEJ currently provides free legal education, advice, and representation to underserved entrepreneurs, small businesses, cooperatives, and nonprofits that align with CEJ’s mission, including groups seeking to create organizations that sustain and empower low-income communities and communities of color. The new staff attorney will contribute to deepening CEJ’s focus on its sustainable business development and community empowerment work and supporting grassroots coalitions and community partners on local and state level policy advocacy as informed by CEJ’s impacted clients and communities served. Read more…

Clean Slate/Homelessness Staff Attorney & Clinical Supervisor 

The Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor for the Homelessness sub-unit of the Clean Slate Practice provides representation and advocacy on behalf of unhoused residents of the East Bay Area and trains and supervises law student interns. The position requires a strong community-centered legal advocate with excellent case management and organizational skills, experience designing and implementing new legal advocacy practices, interest in criminal law and traffic court, a commitment to mentoring and training the next generation of legal advocates, and a passion for working with low-income people impacted by the criminalization of poverty and contact with the criminal justice system. The Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor will join our seven-member Clean Slate Unit, which includes a Program Director, four Staff Attorneys, one Program Coordinator, and one Legal Fellow. Read more…

Housing Staff Attorney/Clinical Supervisor

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. Read more…

Deputy Director – Housing Unit 

EBCLC’s Housing Unit is excited to recruit a Deputy Director who can join a team of 15 advocates in our effort to provide excellent legal representation and counseling to Alameda County tenants facing eviction and housing instability.  EBCLC’s Housing Unit is looking for a leader who is deeply committed to racial equity, inclusive leadership and management, and strong relationship-building.  The Deputy Director will not only support the Housing Unit’s team, but will engage with EBCLC’s 7 other legal practice areas, as well as other Bay Area tenant organizations and foundations.  Read more…

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