The purpose of the Wage Claims Clinic (WCC) is to provide free legal assistance to low-wage workers with the filing of wage claims at the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE). The WCC holds monthly clinics at the DLSE, during which time the WCC members serve clients under the supervision of attorneys from the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. WCC students also represent clients at DLSE settlement conferences and hearings. Students gain experience with key lawyering skills such as client interviewing, claim investigation, and advocacy.
Time Commitment: Student counselors must attend WCC trainings (approximately 4-5 hours/semester) and participate in the WCC clinic (approximately 7 hours/month). The clinic will be held 10am-5pm on the following Fridays in Oakland: Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. If students elect to work with clients at DLSE conferences and hearings, additional time is required and the amount of time varies. The minimum commitment is one semester with the possibility of doing two semesters.
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