Alma Mirella Nieto

  • Hosted by East Bay Community Law Center
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Service location Berkeley, California
  • Issue area Criminal Records Relief, Employment
  • Fellowship class year 2015
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Mirella provided legal assistance to the residents of Alameda County who have been involved in the criminal justice system, and who face barriers to employment. Through education and outreach, cross-practice referrals and weekly legal clinics, she will help clients obtain all available records remedies. Criminal record remedies for residents of Alameda County, who are facing barriers to employment due to their prior involvement in the criminal justice system.

What’s Next

During Mirella’s Fellowship, Mirella:

  • Provided direct legal representation for low income clients throughout Alameda County
  • Educated individuals in Alameda County about the new court remedies available to California residents who have had their driver’s licenses suspended
  • Removed the barriers to employment faced by many Alameda County residents

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