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Centro Legal de la Raza, founded in 1969, provides free or low-cost, bilingual, culturally-sensitive legal aid, community education and advocacy for low-income residents of the Bay Area, including monolingual Spanish speaking immigrants. Founded by Latino law students from Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley, and located in the Fruitvale/San Antonio District of Oakland, Centro Legal has been a cornerstone for justice for the Latino, immigrant, and low-income communities of the Bay Area for over 40 years.

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Check out our video to learn more about Centro Legal and hear our clients share their stories.

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Latest News

Lalo and Martin Need Your Support

September 11, 2014
Meet Centro Legal’s clients Lalo, age 13, and Martin, age 12.  These young indigenous Mam brothers fled Guatemala to escape years of violence and death threats.  The boys endured horrific beatings that left marks on their bodies and ongoing psychological scars.  Centro Legal is now helping Lalo and Martin apply for asylum. You can help children like Lalo and Martin find the safety they deserve.  Please donate to Centro Legal today!  We are acting now to respond to the needs of... Continue Reading

Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Removal Defense Attorney

September 5, 2014
The Organization Founded in 1969 and located in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income, immigrant, and Latino individuals and families by providing bilingual and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people, particularly monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants. Centro Legal’s immigration... Continue Reading

Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Post Release Accompaniment Project (PRAP) Coordinator

September 3, 2014
The Organization  Founded in 1969 and located in Oakland, California, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income, immigrant, and Latino individuals and families by providing bilingual and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is to protect and expand the rights of low-income people, particularly monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants.  Centro Legal’s partners... Continue Reading