Legal Support Appointments SERVICES UPDATE (as of 10/20/22): EBCLC is aware of the on-going litigation surrounding the DACA program. In July 2022, we opened a separate booking calendar only for DACA Renewal clients in order to expedite services for those who are most directly impacted by this litigation. At this time, we are expanding that calendar to offer appointments to those who would like to pursue an initial DACA application or a request for DACA Advance Parole in addition to DACA Renewal services. You can access the new DACA-related services calendar here: https://EBCLCImmigrationLegalClinic.as.me/?calendarID=7049173. We recommend that anyone whose DACA status expires within the next 12 months schedule an appointment to begin the renewal process. Please note that, based on a court order, the government is currently accepting but not processing or approving initial DACA applications. Consultations for non-DACA-related legal matters are completely booked for the semester. Consultation slots for Spring 2023 will open in December, so please check back then using this link: https://ebclcimmigrationlegalclinic.as.me/USPLegal. Please note, we will not be taking any appointment requests via email. All appointments must go through the booking system which will reopen in December. As of March 12, 2020, all appointments will be held remotely until further notice. ______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com. COVID-19 UPDATE and General Consultations (updated 10/20/22, 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. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org Alex Hernandez, email@example.com Alina Medina Mora, firstname.lastname@example.org Athena Johns, email@example.com Carolina Avila, firstname.lastname@example.org Daisy Ocampo Felt, email@example.com Janely Mendoza, firstname.lastname@example.org Jeanette Muñoz, email@example.com Karla Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org Kelly Valentine, email@example.comLeticia Bautista, firstname.lastname@example.orgMelissa Phatharanavik, email@example.com Mindy Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org Rebecca Romero, email@example.com Theo Cuison, firstname.lastname@example.org Last updated on 10/08/2022.