Mobile Workers' Rights Clinic Coming to Contra Costa County
On July 15, 2013, LAS-ELC's Mobile Workers’ Rights Clinic (Clinic) will partner with OneJustice’s Justice Bus® Project (Project) and Hanson Bridgett LLP to provide a free workers’ rights clinic to residents of Contra Costa County. Individuals attending the clinic will meet with volunteer attorneys and law students to discuss a variety of employment-related problems, including unpaid wages, unemployment insurance, discrimination, and much more.There is a severe justice gap in rural California. Often low-income communities in rural and isolated areas of the state have a great need for basic legal help in areas such as employment but lack the resources to obtain services and do not have access to free legal services. The Project and the Clinic both aim to decrease that gap by increasing free legal services to low-income communities in rural and isolated areas of California through partnerships with legal volunteers and legal services attorneys.
The clinic will be held at the Antioch Library, located at 501 West 18th Street in Antioch, on July 15, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Individuals interested in attending the clinic are encouraged to make an appointment by calling our Workers’ Rights Hotline at (415) 864-8208 or toll-free at (866) 864-8208.
Behind the Project and Clinic is a deep belief that, for every individual in need of free legal assistance, there are volunteer lawyers, law students and legal services attorneys who are able and willing to help.