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 and Co-Counsel Victories in Tenant Lawsuits for Retaliation, Illegal Lockouts, and Dire Housing Conditions

May 16, 2016
Unscrupulous landlords too often retaliate against tenants who assert their rights to live in safe and healthy homes and pay only lawful rent increases. With the help of Centro Legal’s Litigation and Housing Programs, Robert Salinas of Sundeen Salinas & Pyle, and Chris Beatty of the Law Offices of Andrew Wolff, two tenant families successfully confronted such retaliation. The Marquez family first came to Centro Legal because of the terrible conditions in the converted garage they rented.... Continue Reading

To D.C. and Beyond: Centro Legal on Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Texas

April 19, 2016
Centro Legal was present at the U.S. Supreme Court during today’s oral arguments to bear witness as we continue to cultivate, in the courts and in the community, the many paths towards the liberation of our immigrant brothers and sisters. On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in U.S. v. Texas, a case that will determine the fate of Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansions to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals... Continue Reading

Centro Legal de la Raza seeks a Development & Communications Director

March 22, 2016
Centro Legal de la Raza seeks an experienced Development & Communications Director who will lead, manage, and implement the organization’s fund development and communications efforts. Expanding and diversifying Centro Legal’s fund raising activities, building a major donor program, and leading the creation and adoption of an organizational communications plan are key elements of future growth. Centro Legal is a dynamic, community-based organization that provides comprehensive legal... Continue Reading