East Bay Community Law Center's Director Earns "Super Lawyer" Designation
As the East Bay Community Law Center launches its 17th year of service to low-income and underrepresented clients, Executive Director Jeff Selbin was recently honored as a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics and the publishers of San Francisco Magazine. Selbin, a Boalt Hall lecturer who heads the law school's community-based clinic, was one of two legal services lawyers in Northern California to receive the designation.
Based in Berkeley, the EBCLC was founded by Boalt students in September 1988. It is now the East Bay's largest provider of free legal assistance. Since opening, the center has served approximately 20,000 indigent clients facing legal problems involving housing, health care, employment and other matters. More than a thousand Boalt students have worked at the clinic for course credit or as volunteers, gaining valuable hands-on training as well as knowledge about the legal needs of the poor.