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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Latest News

KQED article featuring Centro Legal: Child Immigration Wave Swamps Bay Area Legal Teams

August 22, 2014
By Zaidee Stavely Every other Wednesday night at the Centro Legal de la Raza in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, immigrants pack the lobby and spill out into the hallway, waiting for a chance to speak with an attorney. On a recent night, immigration program director Eleni Wolfe-Roubatis and her team of attorneys swept in and out, meeting with families privately to screen their cases. “For me personally, what’s so difficult is knowing that we don’t have the resources to meet all... Continue Reading


August 18, 2014
Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) and Centro Legal de la Raza invites families and children arriving from Central America and other countries to an immigration forum to inform you about your rights and options under immigration law. Sunday, August 24th at 10:30am Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church (GYM) 1536 16th Avenue, Oakland, CA  94606 For more information call: (510) 415-1002 or (510) 459-8696 Families will receive private consultations with attorneys who specialize in immigration... Continue Reading

Centro Legal is Hiring a Youth Law Academy Program Coordinator

August 15, 2014
Youth Law Academy Program Coordinator The Youth Law Academy, a project of Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal), seeks a highly-qualified individual for the position of Program Coordinator.  The successful candidate will build upon prior accomplishments and significantly improve and expand the Youth Law Academy’s programs, resources, and support. The Organization Founded in 1969, Centro Legal is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income and Latino families by... Continue Reading