Whatever the situation, legal issues can be intimidating. But when you understand your options, you can change fear of the unknown to a plan for resolution. If you have questions regarding a legal matter, the Care Center stands ready to help by providing trusted advisors who will get you started on the right path. Respected attorneys are available by appointment only, to evaluate your situation, answer basic questions, and direct you to additional resources if needed. In addition, if you have a family member who is in prison or has recently been released, the Care Center offers support groups for prayer, visitation, and resources.
Walk-in Clinic—first Saturday of the month! Have a pressing matter but didn’t have the opportunity to make an appointment? Our expert team of attorneys are available for brief consultations on the first Saturday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Guests are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that we are closed on September 2, but will resume Saturday Walk-In Clinic services on 10/7, 11/4 and 12/2.
Immigration Consultation—a bilingual (Spanish) immigration accredited legal representative is available to take one-on-one appointments and answer your questions every Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. to noon, starting September 12. Appointments can be made in person during any open hours of the Care Center. Please indicate that you are requesting an immigration consultation.
Legal consultation is available to any individual who needs help and cannot afford an attorney.
- You will meet privately with an attorney at no cost to you.
- When possible, the attorney will give you immediate advice on potential solutions to your problem.
- If more help is needed, you will be referred to organizations that offer specialized legal/social services, or to capable lawyers who may be willing to assist you at no charge or a reduced fee.
- The attorney you meet with at the Care Center will not represent you long-term, and cannot go to court with you. Their role is to be an advisor and, when necessary, guide you to additional help.
For legal consultation, please bring the following:
- Photo ID.
- Proof of your current address—this can be your most recent utility bill, lease, mortgage statement, or medical card.
To make an appointment with one of our trusted lawyers, you must come to the Care Center during regular Care Center hours and request an appointment.
*If you are in physical danger or have documentation indicating that you have a court date within the next seven days, we will make every attempt to consult with you.
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