Legal Support Appointments


Please see our DACA Information page for updated information on the DACA program. 

Through the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), the USP Legal Support Team provides free and confidential consultations and full legal representation on a wide range of immigration matters that are available to current UC Berkeley students.

Clients will be provided with legal information, a general consultation to discuss a pathway to legal status, when possible, and in many cases, full legal representation with regards to their immigration matters. In some cases, students will be referred to other units at EBCLC, and if EBCLC cannot take the case, the students and their family members may be referred to partner organizations in the Bay Area, or other parts of California, if necessary.

All consultations with any USP legal staff are strictly confidential and privileged and all information will be reviewed by licensed attorneys. Students should bring any pertinent immigration paperwork to their appointment so that we can best serve them.

For follow-up on existing cases and to receive guidance on your immigration or legal-related questions, please send an email to


COVID-19 UPDATE and General Consultations (updated 08/08/22, but subject to change):

EBCLC is the legal service provider for USP. As one of the largest providers of free legal services in the East Bay and home to eight of Berkeley Law’s community-based clinics, EBCLC places tremendous importance on the health of our staff, students, clients and the public. In an effort to support community well-being, we have closed our offices and have canceled our drop-in appointments and in-person clinics indefinitely.  We are committed to providing responsive legal services in the areas of housing, health, immigration, education, and economic security, and we will continue to do so with the utmost respect for our clients. 

All general consultations will take place by phone or Zoom. Please schedule remote appointments through our online booking system (use this link to access our DACA Renewal specific booking system and this link to access our regular booking system), email us at, or contact your caseworker for assistance with a legal matter. Please allow at least 3 business days for staff to get back to you.

Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm. 

Thank you for your cooperation and support.


Current Clients of EBCLC

For current clients of EBCLC, please reach out to your caseworker directly regarding any questions or concerns. Pleas allow at least 3 business days for staff to get back to you. 

All EBCLC Immigration staff work with UC Berkeley students but the main staff supporting USP Legal are bolded and in blue:


Abigail Rich,

Alex Hernandez,

Alina Medina Mora,

Athena Johns,

Carolina Avila,

Daisy Ocampo Felt,

Janely Mendoza,

Jeanette Muñoz,

Karla Cruz,

Kelly Valentine,
Leticia Bautista,
Melissa Phatharanavik,

Mindy Phillips,

Rebecca Romero,

Theo Cuison,


DACA UPDATE (as of 08/08/22):

For DACA updates, guidance, and renewal clinics please see our DACA Information page. We strongly advice you schedule an appointment if your DACA is expiring in 12 months. We have created a separate appointment booking system for students requesting DACA renewal services, which can be accessed using this link. We believe that this is the most appropriate course of action given the situation and more directly addresses the need for expedited services for students impacted by the on-going DACA litigation as opposed to our regular appointment screening process.

Students who are requesting assistance with any other legal matter besides a DACA renewal can continue to schedule appointments via our regular booking system using this link.

As of March 12, 2020, all appointments will be held remotely until further notice. 

Last updated on 08/08/2022.