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Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza is a comprehensive legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of immigrant, low-income, and Latino communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy. By combining quality legal services with know-your-rights education and youth development, Centro Legal promotes access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year throughout Northern and Central California.


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Centro Legal de la Raza applauds Oakland City Council’s steps towards curtailing tenant displacement and ensuring equity for its over 64,000 tenants

July 27, 2016
On Tuesday, July 19th, Centro Legal de la Raza Housing Attorney, Laura Shoaps, spoke before Oakland City Council in support of long-overdue changes to the City of Oakland’s Rent Adjustment Ordinance and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance. As has been the case in recent years when City Council is addressing renter protections, the house was packed. Over 300 speakers signed up to speak. At approximately 1:30 a.m. City Council unanimously voted to approve the Renter’s Protection Act... Continue Reading

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


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. The Project: The Post... Continue Reading

Centro Legal de la Raza Seeks Immigration Paralegal


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 families and individuals 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... Continue Reading