Immigration Legal Advice Clinic
In order to address the growing need for legal immigration services in the District, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, along with a number of partners, sponsors an Immigration Legal Advice and Referral Clinic to provide free consultations to area residents.
The clinic provides legal information, brief advice, and referral services. Bilingual attorneys and interpreters are available for visitors who speak Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, and other languages as requested. Visitors to the clinic will be able to receive assistance from volunteer attorneys with civil legal problems governed by federal U.S. immigration laws.
If brief service is not enough to resolve the problem or if a different type of service is required, clinic volunteers will attempt to refer individuals to or provide information about a legal or social service provider appropriately suited to handle the case.
The services at the clinic are provided free of charge. Visitors are encouraged to bring all of the documents concerning their legal issue to the clinic. Bringing these documents will assist volunteers in providing a better service.
Clinics will be held on the following Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.:
March 7, 2015 at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in Columbia Heights, 100 Harvard St., NW
June 6, 2015 at Chinatown Cultural Community Center, 616 H St., NW, Suite 201
October 3, 2015 at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in Columbia Heights, 100 Harvard St., NW
January 6, 2016 at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in Columbia Heights, 100 Harvard St., NW
The Immigration Legal Advice and Referral Clinic typically take place each January, March, October and June.
Special thanks are owed to the following organizations that helped to make the clinic a reality:
- The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. (APABA-DC)
- Capital Area Immigrants’ Right (CAIR) Coalition
- Chinatown Community Cultural Center, Washington, DC
- The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
- The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
- The Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC)