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Update: Craig's List is the place for Echo Park news. Mr. X (who prefers his secret identity to the official one) spotted on Craig's an announcement that Art Goldberg is going to retire from the Working People's Law Center, which Echo Parkers know (if not from actual help provided) from the sign that dwarfs the Chinese Bakery's sign on EP Ave. (Wonderful moon pies!) Old guard Echo Park has long known Art as an activist and as brother of Jackie Goldberg.

Family Law Attorney to Take Over Community Center Reply to: Date: 2007-10-02, 11:44AM PDT
The Working People's Law Center's director, Arthur L. Goldberg, who started this community law center over 35 years ago, is planning to retire within the next few months.
It is very important to the community of Echo Park as well as the City of Los Angeles at large, that a progressive, politically active community law center for low income people continue to exist. The Working People's Law Center is currently looking for a lawyer who will be able to handle a large volume law practice in all areas of family and criminal law, as of January 2008.
This Center generates a tremendous amount of referral that would be kept by the new attorney. The ultimate plan is for this attorney to pay a greater and greater share of the overhead and be in a position to eventually take over the office. About 1/3 of the clients of this Center are Spanish speaking. Therefore, it would be preferable for applying candidates to be fluent in oral and written Spanish. People of color and women are highly encouraged to apply.

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