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 NewsCentro Legal Celebrates a Win with the City Attorney’s Office
November 27, 2013
Pictured above: Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker, Attorney Jesse Newmark of Centro Legal, and Bianca Sierra Wolff, Executive Director of Centro Legal. On November 21st, Centro Legal joined Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker for a press conference about the City’s record $15.1 million civil judgment against a bogus immigration consulting company, American Legal Services (ALS). Unfortunately, some of the families ended up facing deportation as a result of the fraudulent legal... Continue Reading
November 8, 2013
Since 1969, Centro Legal has defended the rights of thousands of low-income immigrants, tenants, workers, and youth. We invite you to make a donation today to support Centro Legal’s life-changing legal and youth services. Anita has the right to safe and fair housing. “My landlord didn’t tell me that a bank had taken over the property in a foreclosure. He continued to illegally collect rent and stopped making repairs. The bank tried to evict me. Thanks to Centro... Continue Reading
October 25, 2013
“Day laborers are an integral part of the Oakland community. They deserve access to health, legal and leadership services,” Bianca Sierra Wolff, executive director of Centro Legal de la Raza, said in a statement. - See more at: http://www.equalvoiceforfamilies.org/oakland-workers-collective-matches-laborers-employers/ Centro Legal is proud to announce the launch of an exciting new collaborative called the Oakland Workers’ Collective. Through this collaborative, Centro Legal... Continue Reading