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EBCLC 2013 Cy Pres - Focus on Consumer Protection Law

EBCLC 2013 Cy Pres - Focus on Consumer Protection Law

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As a nonprofit organization which provides civil legal services to the indigent, the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is eligible for unpaid residuals in class action litigation through cy pres distributions. As a community-based legal clinic with 25 years of building many innovative and effective programs that promote justice through education and advocacy, EBCLC is also an ideal choice for directing cy pres awards. These awards have been an invaluable source of funding for EBCLC and have strengthened our ability to address, challenge, and overcome the root causes of injustice and discrimination.
As a nonprofit organization which provides civil legal services to the indigent, the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is eligible for unpaid residuals in class action litigation through cy pres distributions. As a community-based legal clinic with 25 years of building many innovative and effective programs that promote justice through education and advocacy, EBCLC is also an ideal choice for directing cy pres awards. These awards have been an invaluable source of funding for EBCLC and have strengthened our ability to address, challenge, and overcome the root causes of injustice and discrimination.

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THE EAST BAY COMMUNITY LAW CENTER: AN IDEAL CHOICE FOR CY PRES
As a nonprofit organization which provides civil legal services to the indigent, the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) is eligible for unpaid residuals in class action litigationthrough
cy pres
distributions. As a community-based legal clinic with 25 years of building many innovative and effective programs that promote
 justice through education and advocacy 
,EBCLC is also an ideal choice for directing
cy pres
awards. These awards have been an invaluablesource of funding for EBCLC and have strengthened our ability to address, challenge, andovercome the root causes of injustice and discrimination.
Diverse Programs and Services for Clients
As the largest provider of free legal services in Alameda County, EBCLC serves thousands of clients each year on a wide range of legal issues that particularly impact people with limitedresources and legal access. Through community legal education and outreach, self-help clinics,collaborative partnerships with legal and non-legal service providers, and direct representationon defense and affirmative cases, EBCLC’s legal services are both broad and deep. It is because of this breadth and depth that EBCLC’s client community is often “as near as possible” for thepurposes of 
cy pres
funds. Following are EBCLC’s multiple law clinics housed within
five broadprogram areas
:1.
 
Fair & Affordable HousingThe
Housing Clinic
is a civil litigation practice that protects and promotes secure, adequate, andaffordable housing for low-income tenants.2.
 
Health & Welfare RightsEBCLC promotes better health access and outcomes by advocating for the retention andexpansion of basic safety net programs in two clinics:a.
 
The
Health Clinic
assists clients with a wide range of legal issues through three projects:(1) an HIV/AIDS law project, (2) a child and family medical-legal partnership, and (3) apublic middle school health collaborative.b.
 
The
Welfare Clinic
works on welfare law and policy to protect basic rights and increaseopportunities for education and employment in order to support and sustain self-sufficiency.
 
 
3.
 
Economic Security & Opportunity EBCLC works to ensure economic justice for marginalized segments of the population in threeclinics:a.
 
The
Consumer Law Clinic
(see attached description)b.
 
The
Clean Slate Clinic
provides legal services to help people with criminal recordsovercome barriers to employment, education, and civic participation.c.
 
The
Green-Collar Communities Clinic
is a transactional clinic that inspires, informs, andincubates environmentally-sustainable and worker-owned cooperative businesses topromote economically resilient East Bay communities.4.
 
ImmigrationThe
Immigration Clinic
provides holistic legal services to (a) vulnerable low-income immigrants,including youth, sexual minorities, and the chronically ill, (b) people living with HIV/AIDS, and(c) the family members of these clients.5.
 
Youth Education & JusticeEBCLC’s youth justice advocates work to promote educational success and reduceoverrepresentation of low-income young people of color in school discipline and juveniledelinquency proceedings by providing multidisciplinary legal services at the intersection of the juvenile justice system and the education system, through the following:a.
 
As part of the
Health Clinic,
the
Youth Education Advocacy 
 
Project 
represents publicschool students in special education and school discipline proceedings to support accessand success.b.
 
The
Youth Defender Clinic
represents young people in juvenile delinquency cases, inschool discipline hearings, and on collateral legal issues.c.
 
As part of the
Clean Slate Clinic,
the
Starting Over Strong Project 
provides legalcounseling, as well as court and administrative representation, to help clear pathways foryoung people with prior juvenile records to successfully access educational andemployment opportunities.
Meaningful Training for Law Students
Since our founding in 1988 by students at Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), EBCLC has trainedover 1,300 law students to be thoughtful, excellent, and ethical legal advocates, all while servingclients in real need. EBCLC alums work in every sector of the legal profession and take withthem skills they developed at EBCLC, and often a deep commitment to the public interest of ensuring equal access to law.
 
 
EBCLC is grateful to the following law firms and attorneys who have helped to direct
cy pres
 distributions to EBCLC since 2002:
 Alexander Community Law Center  Alexander Hawes LLP Anderson, Ogilvie & Brewer LLP Audet & Partners, LLP Bingham McCutchen LLP Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik Chavez & Gertler LLPCohelan Khoury & Singer Cotchett Pitre & McCarthyFine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C.The Furth Firm LLPGillin, Jacobson, Ellis & LarsenGirard Gibbs LLPGoldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho Law Offices of Robert A. GoldsteinGreen Welling LLP Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLPKaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLPKellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg Law Offices of Paul Kranz Latham & Watkins LLP Law Office of Balám O. Letona, Inc. Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson, P.C. Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP Law Office of Frank E. MayoThe Mogin Law Firm, P.C. Nixon Peabody LLPParisi & Havens LLP Law Office of Joseph M. PataneSaveri & Saveri, Inc.The Law Offices of Sohnen & KellyThe Sturdevant Law FirmTalamantes Villegas Carrera, LLP Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason, LLP
If you are involved in a class action case and are unable to distribute all the funds, we invite youto consider EBCLC as a
cy pres
recipient. When a
cy pres
award is channeled to the EBCLC, youcan rest assured the funds will be used in a manner consistent with the intent of the award. Wehave an excellent track record of successfully receiving and expending foundation, corporate,government, law firm, individual donor,
qui tam
, and
cy pres
funds. You can also be certain thatfacilitating a
cy pres
distribution will make a significant difference in the lives of Californians whodesperately need free civil legal assistance for safety, shelter, and peace of mind.
For more information, please contact Jonathon Marley, Director of Development & Planning,510.548.4040, ext. 321 or marley@ebclc.org  

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