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The Family Violence Law Center provides legal services to victims of domestic violence. Services include injunctions, custody, visitation or assistance, divorce and victim support. (510) 208-0220 (Division) (510) 208-0255 (Crisis Line) CARECEN is a welfare and empowerment organization for immigrant families that advises legal staff in person and by telephone on a variety of legal issues, including immigration, health and well-being, and empowerment. 1245 Alabama Street, San Francisco (415) 642-4400 CARECEN Contact Site Civil Field Placements – Students receive academic recognition for their part-time legal work for nonprofits and government agencies under the supervision of an attorney. Students must complete 16 hours per week over 14 weeks for 4 credit units of field internships. There is a mandatory 2-part accompanying seminar that meets the requirements of the Faculty of Law in terms of professional liability. If you need help with a problem with a retailer, service provider or employer, a useful first step is to contact the appropriate agency for assistance in filing a complaint and/or negotiating and resolving the dispute. Any profession that requires a state license has an appropriate supervisory authority. Some of the most common are: As part of the Alameda County Bar Association, the VLSC offers many free legal clinics for low-income residents of Alameda County (125% or less of the federal poverty income guidelines) available by appointment. Call several weeks in advance to book open slots – clinics fill up quickly. The VLSC also offers recommendations to pro bono lawyers for eligible individuals (most referred cases are related to family law).

The VLSC will not help with civil lawsuits for money. (510) 302-2222 Environmental Justice Workshop (EJW) offers 1L the opportunity to work with 2 and 3L to provide pro bono support to local environmental justice and international monitoring organisations. The Consumer Justice and General Legal Clinic is a free legal self-help center in Berkeley that offers weekly counseling sessions for low-income residents (income guidelines apply) on consumer law issues (such as debt collection protection). Meeting times are currently Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:00 to 13:00, but are subject to change (call in advance for confirmation). 3130 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley (510) 548-4064 The Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellowship Program addresses the reality that JD graduates need a full year of experience in certain areas of public interest to be eligible for permanent legal positions or to be competitive. Through the Berkeley Law Public Interest Fellowship, the School of Law funds one-year apprenticeships for graduates seeking a career in the public interest or in government work, prioritizing those most in need of a one-year education to compete in their chosen field. We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help us with the administrative tasks leading up to the opening of our website in February. Administrative tasks include: developing outreach strategies and materials, compiling intake packages, and providing organizational support. Juvenile Hall Outreach (JHO) is a street law program that empowers incarcerated and incarcerated youth by teaching them their legal rights. THE ORGANIZATION`S “MISSION”: To provide culturally competent and client-building legal services to the most marginalized segments of island communities in Asia-America and the Pacific. Berkeley Law`s pro bono program offers students the opportunity to provide meaningful customer service as early as the first semester of their law degree. Students can apply to participate in our Student Initiated Legal Services (SLPS) projects, Berkeley Law Alternative Service Trips (BLAST), Call for Necessary Community Engagement and Timely Intervention (CNECT), or pursue independent pro bono projects with community organizations.

Whichever path you choose, you`ll gain practical skills and provide life-changing legal services to underserved communities. The Pro Bono commitment allows students to be recognized for their contributions both to the beginning and to the Berkeley Law Public Interest Degree and pro bono graduation. Female students can also earn hours for public interest summer scholarships (commonly referred to as “Edley Grants”). Environmental Conservation Outreach is working with Earthjustice and tribal communities to explore a loophole in the Clean Water Act that allows the discharge of wastewater generated by hydraulic fracturing and to find a legal solution to the problem that hydraulic fracturing poses to tribal lands. Alameda County`s Clean Slate program provides free legal advice to eligible individuals who wish to clear their criminal records from Alameda. Check the site for permission. (510) 548-4040, ext. 390 For more information, please visit the Henderson Center website at or contact Mary Louise Frampton, Henderson Center Faculty Director, at 510/642-4474 or ALC is a legal and civil rights organization serving low-income American Asia-Pacific communities in the Bay Area.

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