Rural Justice

To fight for justice and individual rights alongside
the most exploited communities of our society.

Priority Areas

CRLA program prioritites for client representation
in the following legal areas: housing, labor,
education and leadership development

Programs & Services

CRLA offers a variety of services and programs
to California's low-income communities.

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CRLA in the NEWS

Kick off Pride Month with a panel featuring the incredible CRLA staff who make our LGBTQ+ Program.

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Fellowships with CRLA provide law students and recent law graduates an invaluable and rewarding opportunity to develop legal expertise and professional networks in the areas of housing, employment, environmental justice, education, health, or civil rights.



Sheppard Mullin and CRLA Stop No-camping Ordinance

Co-counseling can be one of the highest-impact ways to offer pro bono support. Our Marysville office teamed up with attorneys from Sheppard Mullin's San Francisco office in a lawsuit against Sutter County and Yuba City that has helped at least 500 individuals in the community

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Peter Carson: Shrinking the Justice Gap

CRLA's supporters have a diverse range of motivations. Some have family members who were or are farmworkers. Others come from rural California and want to give back.

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CRLA, Public Justice Defeat Coerced Arbitration for H-2A Workers

After a two-day bench trial in front of the Hon. Edward Chen, CRLA Salinas attorneys Ana Vicente and Josephine Weinberg, together with co-counsel Karla Gilbridge and Rodolfo Padilla of Public Justice, successfully challenged an arbitration agreement against Elkhorn Packing, a large H-2A agricultural employer in the Salinas area.

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For Undocumented Workers, Demanding Better Work Conditions Could Mean Deportation

A former dairy farm employee in Turlock, California, sued his boss after he disregarded an on-the-job injury. Yet, after leaving a desposition for his case, he was detained by immigration agents and deported

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#NOMÁS to Sexual Harassment

When a brave young farmworker reported his harassment and assault at the hands of his supervisor, his employer fired him. Fearless advocate Ana Vicente took up the case.

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For a farmworker woman, sexual violence is typically suffered in silence. She may not know her legal rights. Employers and supervisors frequently use these fears to exert power and control over farmworker women. These are their stories


We truly appreciate your desire to help us provide
direct legal services, community outreach, and
educational workshops to farmworkers
and other low-income Californians.