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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Centro Legal de la Raza’s 45th Anniversary Gala
LUCHADORES for JUSTICE
The Gala will take place on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland. Please click here for more information or to buy tickets.
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Latest NewsYouth Law Academy Pairs Students with Attorneys
March 11, 2014
The Youth Law Academy mentor-mentee mixer at Boxer & Gerson, LLP. THE YOUTH LAW ACADEMY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM PAIRS STUDENTS WITH ATTORNEYS On January 29, Youth Law Academy (YLA) students met their new mentors at a mixer hosted by Boxer & Gerson LLP with the support of Centro Legal board member Maria Sager. The Boxer & Gerson law firm has provided consistent support to the YLA and has also developed a special internship for YLA students under the direction of Maria Sager. The... Continue Reading
March 1, 2014
Workers File Suit Against Laundry Express For Wage and Hour Violations Employer Also Engaged in Retaliation, Unlawful Termination and Disability Discrimination On February 26, 2014, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) and the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) filed a lawsuit in California superior court against Laundry Express, an industrial laundry business headquartered in Hayward, California, that supplies area hotels, for violating minimum wage and overtime laws. In... Continue Reading
February 26, 2014
CENTRO LEGAL SEEKS TEMPORARY FULL-TIME HOUSING ATTORNEY Temporary attorney position with the Tenants’ Rights Project (potential for extension depending on funding) The Organization Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza (Centro Legal) is a comprehensive legal services agency focused on strengthening low-income and Latino individuals and families by providing free and low-cost, bilingual, and culturally competent legal representation, education, and advocacy. The mission of Centro Legal is... Continue Reading