Primary geographic focus: Bay Area, Northern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Community Outreach: Legal Rights Education, Consumer Protection, Immigration, Workers Rights
Acronym or short name: KGACLC
With the support of Santa Clara University School of Law, the legal community, community organizations, foundations, governmental entities and dedicated individuals, the Alexander Community Law Center:
- provides pro bono legal representation to low income individuals in the areas of consumer law, immigration law, workers’ rights and certain tax-related matters, and helps low income individuals understand and enforce their legal rights;
- educates law students through client representation under the direct supervision of experienced attorneys;
- increases community awareness about consumer law, immigration law and workers’ rights
- effects social change by working with legislators and law reform committees to effectuate changes in the law to improve the rights of low-income individuals
The East San Jose Community Law Center (ESJCLC) began in 1993 as a volunteer effort of La Raza Law Students Association at Santa Clara University to help day laborers collect wages they were due. In 2004, George Alexander, a former professor and dean of the Santa Clara School of Law, and his wife, Katharine, made a generous donation to the East San Jose Community Law Center’s endowment. In recognition of their gesture, the ESJCLC was officially renamed the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center.
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