Alex Bender

  • Hosted by East Bay Community Law Center
  • Service location Berkeley, California
  • Law school University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Issue area Civil Rights/Civil Liberties
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Provide direct legal representation and assistance to low-income clients throughout Alameda County, including: petitioning for criminal records remedies; correcting inaccurate public and private criminal record reports; enforcing federal and state consumer protections that mandate accurate and fair criminal history reporting in commercial criminal background checks; work with the court and DMV for people charged with or convicted of offenses that affect their driver’s licenses (and therefore their chance at employment); and support clients trying to obtain or keep occupational licenses and/or waivers to work in a licensed facility following contact with law enforcement.

I am committed to helping my clients overcome systemic barriers to employment because nobody should be defined solely by an encounter with the criminal justice system.

Alex Bender /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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