East Bay Community Law Center Fund for the Future
Client: East Bay Community Law Center
The East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) was founded in 1988 by law students at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law. The founders saw a win-win opportunity to gain hands-on professional training while serving the local community. EBCLC now serves several thousand low-income clients and community groups each year with legal matters directly affecting their income, shelter and health care. It also plays a central role in preparing and inspiring the next generation of lawyers committed to social justice.
It has since become the largest provider of free legal services in the East Bay and a nationally-recognized poverty law clinic.
The Fund for the Future Campaign helped launch an in-house postgraduate fellowship starting in 2013 and build infrastructure that better serves our client community through improved technology, mobility, and accessibility.