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.

Check out our video to learn more about Centro Legal and hear our clients share their stories.

Centro Legal de La Raza 2013 from Joel Aguiar on Vimeo.


Latest News

Suit against Trump spotlights all-too-common wage theft

June 27, 2016
The recent USA Today investigation into the business practices of the Trump Organization — including thousands of lawsuits and widespread allegations of mistreatment of low-wage hourly workers — highlights a problem more troubling than the coarse turn in our political discourse. And it is a problem for which we can and must seek solutions — both locally and nationally. While Trump and his surrogates might be quick to dismiss much of the litigation as routine contract disputes, the fact... Continue Reading

Centro Legal de la Raza and Community Legal Services in Palo Receive AILA’s Michael Maggio Pro Bono Service Award

June 26, 2016
In Recognition of Outstanding Efforts in Providing Pro Bono Representation in the Immigration Field, the AILA North California Mesa Verde Pro Bono Project receives the Michael Maggio Pro Bono Service Award. On hand to receive the award, and in recognition of their tremendous efforts, were Eleni Wolfe-Roubatis, Ilyce Shugall, Tala Hartsough, and Mary Beth Kaufman.     In March of 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a contract with GEO Group, a private prison... Continue Reading

Centro Legal de la Raza Responds to U.S. v. Texas Split Decision: While SCOTUS Deadlocks, We Continue to Fight

June 23, 2016
On June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 4-4 split decision in U.S. v. Texas, the case that carried with it the fate of millions of undocumented people. The disappointing decision means that the case will be sent back to the lower courts for consideration on the merits. Importantly, it affirms the 5th Circuit freeze on Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs announced by President... Continue Reading