East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)

East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)

EBCLC follows a Social Indicators of Justice framework that seeks to address the underlying causes of poverty and economic and racial inequality in order to increase justice and improve opportunities in the areas of economic securityeducationhealth and welfarehousing, and immigration.

EBCLC’s approach to this mission is multimodal, collaborative and holistic:

  • Multimodal – employing multiple tactics to serve the mission, including community education, legal counseling and limited-scope representation, wrap-around legal and social services, and local, state, and federal policy advocacy;
  • Collaborative – partnering with legal and social service organizations, as well as institutional stakeholders, to improve the safety net services, expand access and improve outcomes for clients and communities;
  • Holistic – addressing the multitude of barriers to stability low-income people face through a client-centered, problem-solving methodology that increases impact and improves outcomes.

EBCLC’s hope is that through this multimodal, collaborative, holistic approach to serving the mission we provide meaningful client services, impactful and grounded policy advocacy, and far-reaching training for tomorrow’s lawyers and leaders.

EBCLC’s Immigration Program provides a full-range of free legal services to low-income immigrants on a wide range of immigration issues with a focus on the most vulnerable populations—people with disabilities and chronic illness, members of the LGBTQ community, youth, and existing EBCLC clients struggling with other legal issues.

Service Area
Bay Area
Housing and Immigration:
2921 Adeline St
Berkeley CA 94703
Education Defense & Justice for Youth, Health & Welfare, Consumer Economic Justice, Consumer Justice Clinic, and Clean Slate:
2001 Center St
Berkeley, CA 94704
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