Resources & Training

Legal Service Provider Detail

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
1460 Columbia Rd, N.W.
Suite C-1
Washington DC 20009
Contact: Kathryn M. Doan , Director
Phone: 202-328-9799
Fax: 202-328-7894
Web address:


Need nonlitigator volunteers?
Malpractice insurance for volunteers:
Intake hours:
New Immigration Intakes (10 per day): Mon., Wed. Fri. 9:00AM  12:00 p.m Work Permit Renewals, Change of Address and Permanent Reesidence Card Removals: Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Non-english services?
Opportunities for attorneys not admitted in D.C.:
Yes. Membership in any state bar is acceptable for immigration practices, but an attorney with a non-D.C. Bar license may still be subject to D.C. rules on unauthorized practice of law.
Need paralegal/law students:
Clients are from Central America; some services available for clients from Latin American countries
Training offered:
We are looking for experienced immigration attorneys to provide "quality control" during our citizenship workshops.
Types of services:
General immigration practice, including deportation assistance and representation, political asylum, family petitions and adjustment of status. Deportation cases and asylum cases are limited to Central Americans. CARECEN also offers legal advice on general legal questions and referrals, when appropriate.
Volunteer needs:
Volunteer attorneys are needed to assist with CARECEN's periodic citizenship workshops.
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