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CountyLanguage CapacityDACASIJSU-VisaAsylumT VisaVAWAFamilyTPSNaturalizationRemoval DefenseAdvance ParoleOther Restrictions/ NotesCost of services? (eg pro bono, low bono, sliding scale, payment plan)List Organization on Referral List for Expedited Dockets (UACs and Adults with Children)Instructions for Getting in TouchWaitlist/ Capacity?Date information last updated
API Legal Outreach
1305 Franklin St., Ste 400
Oakland, CA 94612
**West Contra Costa Only, T-Visa: All Counties**
AlamedaCantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Most API LanguagesWill consider various forms of other immigration relief in special cases, especially if client is a victim of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, etc.For SF, San Mateo clients, mostly pro bono; for Alameda, mostly sliding scaleIntake Line: 510.251.2846 M-F, except Th. Monthly Clinics in Daly City, SF, and Oakland. Serves Alameda, SF, and San Mateo counties. Will consider other areas for a fee.12/8/2014 (MS)
Catholic Charities of the East Bay
433 Jefferson St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Alameda UAC only UAC onlyUAC onlyOnly for minors/UACs (Oakland residents)Pro-bono UAC representation. Other cases low-fee, no client turned away for lack of attorney feeThursdays 9:30-12:30 by appointment only. $40.00 to meet with attorney.3/27/2018
Centro Legal de La Raza
3022 International Ste 410
Oakland, CA 94601
AlamedaSpanishRepresentation for detained individuals, victims of sexual assault, asylum and for UACs is free. Low fee for other services but nobody is turned away due to lack of ability to pay.Call 510.437.1554 for appointments for initial intake. If urgent please walk in to office for consult or assistance and advise reception that urgent immigration case.7/25/2014
?AlamedaSpanish, French, Japanese, Mam, Mandarin, Cantonese, Urdu, others as neededOnly for minors/UACs who are able to file their case with the SF Asylum Office.Will accept clients who can file their case at the SF Asylum Office (counties north of Bakersfield all the way to Canada, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Solano, Sonoma, San Francisco, San Mateo, Napa, Santa Clara counties) or who reside in the Northern District of California. SIJS cases in Alameda County, Contra Costa, and some in San Joaquin, Sacramento, MarinFree/low fee. Clients are responsible for: 1) fees for psychological evaluation needed for their case (~$240-$360) and 2) $100 fee for the interpreter at their asylum interview. No one turned away for inability to pay. All Unaccompanied Minor representation is at no charge.No phone intake but need to call (510-540-5296) and make appointment if asylum case based on sexual orientation. If case not based on sexual orientation: walk-ins are accepted M-F, except Th, 10.00am-4.00pm. There is no waitlist for asylum cases but currently accepting new cases on a case by case basis due to capacity. There is no waitlist for DACA, naturalizations, TPS, and SIJS. We do limited U visa . We only do family petitions for current clients. 7/16/2015
International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA)
405 14th St., Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 451-2846
AlamedaSpanish, Chinese, Dari, UrduDVSexual Assult ($0) & Felonious Assault ($20): M 1.00pm- 5.00pmGeneral Immigration: $30, 1.00pm-5.00pmFRC: $30, 4th W 1.00pm-4.00pm
Korean Community Ctr.
1700 Broadway, Ste. #400
Oakland, CA 94612
AlamedaKoreanServes all countiesConsultations are $30. Form filling/G-28 cases vary. Fee waivers available. Call for appointment, free consultation with fee waivers availableNo waitlist12/4/2014
Social Justice Collaborative (SJC)
420 3rd Street, Suite 130
Oakland, CA 94607
All Bay Area countiesSpanish, Mam, K'iche, Cantonese, Tamil, others depending on availability
limited number accepted- criminal and complex cases only
Focus on complex removal cases, esp. with criminal history, federal immigration litigation, also will handle related criminal matters relating to immigration including warrant removals, charges against non-citizens, post-conviction relief, expungements, etc. Clients from all counties in the Bay Area.serves ONLY low income individuals. Pro bono or low fees, monthly payment plans available, Call to make appt- 510.992.3964. $60 initial consult. Free for kidsNo waitlist3/27/2018
East Bay Community Law Center
8921 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
AlamedaSpanish, French, Portuguese, other languages depending on student staffinglimited number of cases acceptedlimited number accepted- criminal and complex cases onlylimited number accepted (existing DACA clients)Serve only Alameda County below approximately 150% of federal poverty. For UUM, Alameda or Contra Costa. For HIV+, will serve Alameda or Contra Costa County, 300% FPLFreeCall and leave message on intake line: (510) 548-4040 ext. 395. Will also take direct referrals from other providers in compelling cases.There is no waitlist but we accept new cases on a case-by-case basis due to capacity. Operate on semester schedule, so intake is closed between semesters. At that point, we refer to other orgs or tell clients we can contact at beginning of semester. 8/24/2015
Bay Area Legal Aid
1735 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
AlamedaSpanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, TagalogCall 510.250.5270 M & Th 9.30am-3:00pm and T & W 9.30am-1.00pm
Catholic Legal Immigration Network 405 14th Street, Suite 1201, Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 272-2730, AlamedaWe generally do not provide direct representation. We are working on developing/supporting capacity to represent children among our affiliates by providing training and technical support.
Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC)
1440 Broadway Street
Oakland, CA 94612
AlamedaSpanish✔*✔*✔**SIJS for minors on surge docket who are Oakland residents.  Naturalization and Removal Defense only for clients with victim-based status/petitions
-No geographical or income restrictions.
Most victim petitions Sliding scale fees.  - Services to Minors and Adults With Children on surge docket, who are Oakland residents are free.Free Intake by phone: 415.861.1449 M-F 9.00am-5.00pmNo Waitlist. 12/4/2014
International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) 39155 Liberty St., D450 Fremont, CA (510)894-3639 www.iibayarea.orgAlamedaEnglish, Dari, Hindi
International Rescue Committee
405 14th St., Ste. 1415
Oakland, CA 94612
510.852-8914 / 510-852-8916
Alameda, Contra CostaSpanish, Bosnian, CroatianCall to make an appointment. Free walk-in Consultations for DACA every Wednesday from 1am-4pm.
Bay Area Legal Aid - Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault intake line:  1-888-330-1940All Bay Area countiesVarious - can use language line if we don't have in house capacityNoFor kids who have been abused by a family member in the United States or sexually assaulted by anyone in the United States.For family violence and sexual assault crimes only NoProbably not, but maybe if client is a minor or if trafficking involved family abuse or sexual assault.YesNoNoNoPossibly if clients definitely DV/SA U visa eligible or VAWA eligible.Clients must be very low income (under 125% of poverty guidelines).  Capacity is very limited for now, but we are hoping to expand if we can find funding.  All services are free whether served in house or placed pro bono.  Clients can call the DV/SA line 1-888-330-1940 (but only if DV/SA survivor please).  Also can email intake sheet to Catherine Seitz at and I can try to place.  Capacity extremely limited for now.  Hoping to expand.  9/17/2014
Catholic Charities of the East Bay

217 Harbour Way
Richmond, CA

3540 Chestnut Ave.
Concord, CA
Contra CostaSpanishUAC OnlyUAC OnlyUAC OnlyUAC OnlyUAC cases probono. Other cases low-fee, no client turned away for lack of attorney feeYes for UACsLegal Intake Clinic by Appointment in Richmond: Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00PM call 510-234-5110; Concord: Wednesday 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Cost $40.00, waiver on case-by-case basis7/16/2015
International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA)
3240 Lone Tree Way, Suite 202
Antioch, CA 94509
925.237.8581 x11
Contra CostaSpanishCall for appointment 9.00am-5.00pm.$60 initial consultation.
Bay Area Legal Aid
1025 MacDonald Ave.
Richmond, CA 94801
Contra CostaSpanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, Tagalog
Only if family law case is open.
Only if family law case is open.
Call East 925.219.3325 West 510.250.5270 M & Th 9.30am-3:00pm and T & W 9.30am-1.00pm
JFCS/East Bay (Jewish Family & Children's Services of the East Bay)  1855 Olympic Blvd. Suite 200               Walnut Creek, CA 94596          925-927-2000  ext 606  www.jfcs-eastbay.orgContra Costa, Alameda & SolanoSpanish, Farsi, Dari, Russian, Arabic, Bosnian
Canal Alliance
91 Larkspur St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
MarinSpanish, PortugueseUAC onlyyes -  mostly workshopsMarin only. Contra Costa county by exception.Partial and full fee waivers available. No client turned away for lack of attorney feeUACs only.By appointment only.  Call 415-306-0437 or come in person to schedule appointment. We have walk in clinics from 5-8pm every second Thursday of the month.No waitilists. 2 month- wait for screening appointment. About 3 month-wait to start U Visa case. 5/18/2018
CC Santa Rosa Diocese
985 Airway Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
NapaSpanishxCall 707.578.6000
Legal Aid of Napa Valley
1001 Second St., Ste. 225
Napa, California 94559
NapaSpanishCall 707.259.0579 for assistance.
International Institute of the Bay Area
1820 Jefferson St.
Napa, CA 94559
NapaSpanishsliding scaleCall 707.266.1568 for assistanceNo waitlist12/4/2014
API Legal Outreach
1121 Mission St.
SF, CA 94103
San FranciscoCantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog,  Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Hindi, Spanish, Most API LanguagesWill consider various forms of other immigration relief in special cases, especially if client is a victim of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, etc. For removal defense: UACs free (funding capacity for 15 more cases as of 8.19.15); SF residents free; AWC low bono fee if strong basis for relief. Can accept UAC clients who can file SF asylum office and live in northern and central ca. SIJS cases in Alameda County, Contra Costa, San Matero, and some in San Joaquin, Sacramento, Marin.mostly pro bono; some sliding scale if not covered by grants or income exceeds guidelines UAC free - AWC low bono Intake Line: 415.567.6255. Monthly Clinics in Daly City, SF, and Oakland. Serves Alameda, SF, and San Mateo counties. Will consider other areas for a fee.none08/12/15 (Christine) ES 8.18.15
CARECEN 3101 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 642-4400
San FranciscoSpanishNew case openings contingent on capactitySliding Scale. Pro-Bono cases include UAC, Bond, and occasional AWC cases. Walk-Ins: Monday-Friday 9.00am-11.00pm; $25 consultationsNo waitlist03/27/2018 MW
Catholic Charities
990 Eddy St
SF, CA 94109
San FranciscoSpanish, Mandarin Chinese, German
Limited capacity
Limited capacityOpen Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Sliding scaleWorkshops for $50 every Monday at 2 pm.  Registration for the workshops is from 10 am to 12 pm. There is a limit of 15 people per workshop.12/4/2014
International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA)
657 Mission Street, Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94105
415.538.8100 x206
San FranciscoSpanishSliding scaleEvery Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the office opens its doors for drop-in consultations. If Thursday is not a good day, you can schedule an individual consultation Monday to Friday by calling 415-538-8100 x206.No waitlist10/28/2015
Jewish Family and Children's Services
2534 Judah St.
SF, CA 94122
San FranciscoMaybe.Call 415.449.2900.Low-income prices available.
Jubilee Immigration Advocates
200 Pine Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
All Bay Area counties including SacramentoSpanish, Mandarin, CantonesePro bono consults for people receiving gov't benefits, otherwise low bono/sliding scale/payment planCall to make an appointment: 415.813.1958, not open on Fridays
Kids In Need Of Defense (KIND) Main Office: 200 Pine Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94101 San Francisco and limited other Bay AreaSpanishPreviously in ORR custodyPro bonoAs of 3/27/18, call Managing Attorney, Katie Annand, (415) 694-73893/27/18
La Raza Centro Legal
474 Valencia St., #295
SF, CA 94103
San FranciscoSpanishNot at this time - we are in process of hiring an attorneyNot at this time - we are in the process of hiring a new attorneyNoCurrently only surge docket with underlying U or T relief. Must live in San Francisco or San Mateo counties. San Francisco and San Mateo county residents only.Pro BonoCall to make an appointment: 415.575.3500. Will likely be referred to our immigration clinic at 5:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month - MUST SIGN UP FOR THE CLINIC. 11/19/14 (CC)
Pangea Legal Services
350 Sansome St, Suite 650
San Francisco, CA 94104
San FranciscoSpanish
Sierra Leonean Krio
Clients are served on a low fee with monthly installment plans (some pro bono); consultations are $50 and last 30-45 min. Focus is removal defense. Consultations for UACs and Detained Cases are pro bono.Consults: Tues, 3-6pm; Wed, 8am-11am 7/20/2015
Asian Law Caucus
55 Columbus Ave.
SF, CA 94111
San FranciscoCantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Limited ArabicCinic: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 5.30pmCall for Appointment
Bay Area Legal Aid
1035 Market St., 6th Floor
SF, CA 94103
San FranciscoSpanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, TagalogCall 415.354.6360 on M & Th 9.30am-3.00pm and on T & W 9.30am-1.00pm
Dolores Street Community Services
938 Valencia St.
SF, CA 94110
San FranciscoSpanish, French, PortugueseWill only do U visas, VAWA, asylum, etc. for individuals in removal proceedings or with final orders of removal. Do not do any affirmative cases except for DACA renewals. Free removal defense services for San Francisco Residents and limited number of non-SF residents.Appointment-only removal/deportation consultations by calling DSCS receptionist at (415)282-6209, ext. *127. Waitlist but respond to time-sensitive removal defense inquiries and requests for consultations7/17/2015
Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC)
3543 18th St., #32
SF, CA 94110
San FranciscoSpanish
✔*✔**Naturalization and Removal Defense only for clients with victim-based status/petitions
-No geographical or income restrictions.
Sliding scaleFree Intake by phone: 415.861.1449 M-F 9.00am-5.00pmNo Waitlist. 12/4/2014
Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR)         
131 Steuart Street, Suite 400                      
San Francisco, CA 94105              
San FranciscoSpanish, Portugese, French (additional language capacity through interpreters)✔*✔*✔*✔*Pro bono asylum program focuses on asylum, but will pursue other claims for relief and defenses to removal as they arise. Will not accept clients who only have claims for non-asylum relief. Serve clients across Northern California, but majority come from San Francisco and surrounding counties. Prioritizes asylum claims based on need and deadlines; currently accepting mainly defensive bono (for all services)Call 415.543.9444 ext. 202 or visit the office during business hoursThere is a long wait for a full screening/intake to be scheduled, but those with particularly time-sensitive situations are moved to the front of the line.04.04.2018
Legal Services for Children (LSC)
1254 Market St., 3rd Floor
SF, CA 94102
San FranciscoSpanishOnly minors (under 21 for DACA, under 18 for all others). Represent SF minors in DACA, SIJS, Us, will represent some minors from Alameda County as well as the cities of Richmond and San Pablo in SIJS cases.All services pro bonoWarm Line: M, W 1.30pm-4.30pm; Drop-In Clnic: W 4.00pm-6.00pm, Th 3-5No waitlist but currently only accepting limited cases on a case by case basis due to capacity7/17/2014, HU
API Legal Outreach
1121 Mission St.
SF, CA 94103
San MateoCantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Japanese, Most API LanguagesWill consider various forms of other immigration relief in special cases, especially if client is a victim of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, etc.Intake Line: 415.567.6255. Monthly Clinics in Daly City, SF, and Oakland. Serves Alameda, SF, and San Mateo counties. Will consider other areas for a fee.12/8/2014 (MS)
Catholic Charities
36 37th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
650.295.2160, ext. 185
San MateoSpanish Limited capacity Limited capacityLimited capacityOpen Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Sliding scaleWorkshops for $50 every Monday at 2:00 pm. Registration is from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm. There is a limit of ten clients per workshop.  No waitlist12/4/2014
International Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA)
2600 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
San MateoSpanishSliding scaleWalk-In 8am-11:30pm and 11:45am-3:30pm every Monday. Registration starts at 8AM and 11:45AM for each session. Limited Space available. Consult fee: $30 12/11/2014
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
LIBRE Project
330 Twin Dolphin Dr Ste 123
Redwood City, CA 94065
800.381.8898 or 650.517.8936
San MateoSpanish
limited capacity for clients we are helping with SIJ or other relief
FreeCall 800.381.8898 or 650.517.8937. Hours 9-12 and 1-5 Monday-Friday.4/6/2018
Bay Area Legal Aid
539 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
San MateoSpanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Russian, TagalogCall 650.472.2666 on M & Th 9.30am-3.00pm and T & W 9.30am-1.00pm.
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
1861 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
San Mateo, Santa ClaraSpanishGeographic and income restrictions depend on case type. Please call us for up-to-date information.Free or low fees (but will lower or waive fee if client unable to pay). We offer periodic free clinics for DACA renewal.Call 650.326.6440.4/3/2018
Apoyo Legal Migrante Asociado (ALMA) Santa ClaraSpanishPayment Plan, Low FeesPlease call (650)964-4966 Monday- Friday 10:00AM-4:00PM8/8/2014
Asian Law Alliance
991 W. Hedding Street, Suite 202, San Jose, CA 95126
Santa ClaraSpanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, TagalogFreeFree phone/walk-in intakes/consultations M-F 9.00am-11:30am &1:00pm-3:30pm.Direct services/ applications by appt. only.12/18//2014
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County 2625 Zanker Rd. Ste 201
San Jose, CA 95134
Santa ClaraSpanish, Portugese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Mandarin, French, Romanian, Some African, some Eastern EuropeanSliding scale; free for clients in expedited removal proceedingsWalk-in consultations M/Tue/W/Thu; consultation registration 8am-9am; DACA consultations every 1st Friday of the month; Nominal fees; Free Citizenship classes every Wed 6pm-7:30pm; Also serves Gilroy, San Martin, and Morgan Hill;  No waitlist.7/16/2015
Center for Employment Training Citizenship & Immigration Program 701 Vine Street, San Jose, CA 95110         (408) 534-5451Santa ClaraSpanishSliding scale fees. We participate in collaboratives that offer free naturalization and DACA application workshops.(408) 534-5451, Mon - Thurs 10am-6pm. Sliding Scale fees. Also offers citizenship classes.No waitlist.12/4/2014
Immigration Services of Mountain View (ISMV)
1058 W. Evelyn Ave, #30
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Santa ClaraSpanishNo geographical restrictions.Sliding scale, low bono, low fees, payment planCall to make an appointment: 650-938-4911, M-F 10-6:30. We charge $50 for initial intake.No Waitlist.12/4/2014
International Rescue Committee
1210 South Bascom Ave., Suite 227
San Jose, CA 95128
Santa ClaraSpanish, Vietnamese, Loa, Thai, French, Bosnian
1425 Koll Cir Ste. 109
San Jose, CA 95112
408.453.3013 Eng/Viet
408.453.3017 Eng/Sp
Santa ClaraSpanish, VietnameseFree walk-ins Th 9.00am-4.00pm for all immigration.Free walk-ins for citizenship 4.00pm-7.00pm.
Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center, 1030 The Alameda San Jose, CA 95126 (408)288-7030 ClaraSpanish, French, Portuguese, and some other language depending on semesterWe have limited capacity depnding on number of students enrolled each semester.  We give priority to T VisasFreeSeven advice clinics each semester on Wednesday afternoons. Call receptionist.  T visa cases can be screened outside of advice clinics.None for T visas and DACA.  Other cases are taken on a limited basis and are waitlisted.9/17/2014
Legal Advocates for Children & Youth 152 North Third Street, 3rd Floor
San Jose, California 95112
Santa ClaraSpanishRepresentation for children and young adults onlyFreeContact Intake Line at 408-280-2416Currently none if eliible9/2/2013
MAITRI                                                      P.O. Box 6397                                  Santa Clara, CA 95052             408-436-8393  Santa ClaraBengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, othersOnly Serves South Asian DV Survivors.Call 408 956 6085 for eligibility and intake information.Serves other counties, too.
Next Door Solutions
234 E. Gish Rd. Ste. 200
San Jose, CA 95112
Santa ClaraSpanishCall 408.501.7550 for intake.Only for victims of DV.
Step Forward Foundation, 16264 Church Street, Morgan Hill, California 95038Santa Clara, San BenitoSpanishPro BonoCall 408.915.8698. Walk-In Consultations provided on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 AM - 5 PM.Waitlist3/27/2018
Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy & Services (VIDAS)  576 B Street, Suite 1 C, Santa Rosa, CA  95401 707-523-1740 coshlaw@hotmail.comSonoma SpanishMostly low bono and accept payment plan for VAWA, U visa and removal defense 
Call to make appt- 707-523-1740. $40 initial consult.
Spanish (though we obtain assistance from trained student translators who speak multiple other languages)
Rachel Ray at the Clinic currently represents exclusively UACs.
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