Founded in 1969, Centro Legal de la Raza provides free or low-cost, bilingual, culturally-sensitive legal aid for low-income residents of the Bay Area, including monolingual, Spanish-speaking immigrants. HQ in Oakland.
Organization Website

Twitter: @centrolegal
Facebook: Facebook
Primary geographic focus: Bay Area, Northern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Hispanic/ Latino/ Latinx
Acronym or short name: Centro Legal

Founded in 1969 by Latino law students from Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley, 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.

Located in the Fruitvale/San Antonio District of Oakland, Centro Legal de la Raza has been a cornerstone for justice for the Latino, immigrant, and low-income communities of the Bay Area for over 40 years.

By combining quality legal services with know-your-rights education and youth development, Centro Legal de la Raza promotes access to justice for thousands of individuals and families each year throughout the East Bay region of Northern California.

Centro Legal De La Raza


News Story

Oakland sues hotel, alleges housekeepers not paid overtime or offered sick leave

David Debolt
East Bay Times
March 2, 2017

News Story

Burma Superstar Kitchen Staff Sue Bay Area Chain Over Wage Violations

East Bay Express (Oakland)
September 9, 2016
Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, Centro Legal De La Raza, and Asian American Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus unite to represent Bay Area kitchen staff against Burma Superstar.

LAAC Member Story

Workday, Street Level Health Project, and Centro Legal de la Raza Reclaim Lives Lost Needlessly to Workplace Hazards

Jora Trang
April 18, 2016
Join Worksafe, Street Level Health Project, and Centro Legal de la Raza Thursday, April 28th, 2016 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for their Workers Memorial Day Event in Downtown Oakland where they will call upon workers, unions, advocates, allies, and government agencies to join them in honoring those who have lost their lives at work. Please come out to show solidarity, mourn for the dead, fight like hell for the living.

LAAC Member Story

At Centro Legal de la Raza, the Fight for Immigrant Rights Takes Center Stage

Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC)
December 21, 2015
Through the Immigration Project at Centro Legal de la Raza, Centro Legal affirms its proud tradition of standing up for the rights of immigrants.

News Story , Video

Centro Legal De La Raza helps immigrant children

NBC Bay Area
April 23, 2015
Children who travel to the U.S. from Latin America rely on the services of Centro Legal.


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