The East Bay Community Law Center was founded in 1988 by law students at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Berkeley Law). As a nationally recognized poverty law clinic, EBCLC has grown into the largest provider of free legal services in the East Bay area. The clinic provides legal services to low-income communities for housing, welfare, HIV and health, homelessness, and economic development. The center also offers hands-on clinical education to law students for their future endeavors.
EBCLC consists of Board of Directors with a wide range of experience and interests. Most board members are graduates of Berkeley Law, are active in local community activities, and are first-rate ambassadors for EBCLC.
“I’m excited to be a part of an organization that has been addressing the legal needs of Bay Area communities for almost three decades now, and I look forward to contributing in every way I can,” stated Benson.
Benson is an associate in the San Francisco office who possesses extensive experience in all forms of discovery and motion practice, from motions to dismiss to class certification and motions for summary judgment. She received her J.D. from Berkeley Law in 2008.
Along with Benson, fellow Lieff Cabraser attorney Nimish Desai has been serving on EBCLC’s board since 2011.