La Raza Workers' Rights Clinic
Centro Legal de la Raza is a local non-profit organization founded by Berkeley Law students and graduates that provides comprehensive legal services to immigrant, low-income and Latino communities in the Bay Area. These services include bilingual legal representation, education, community organizing and advocacy. Through education and legal assistance for wage claims, discrimination, and workers' compensation, the La Raza Workers’ Rights Clinic works with Centro Legal de la Raza to help low-wage workers fight unlawful working conditions. The project provides an opportunity for students to work directly with clients who have been impacted by wage and hour violations, employment discrimination, retaliation, and other areas of employment law. Students meet directly with clients, prepare their demand letters or wage claims, research different areas of the law (in the event the clinic does follow-up work for the client), and in some cases, represent clients at agency hearings.