How do I get Help?

Family Advocacy
Domestic Violence Project
Family Law Project

Children's Advocacy
Children's Healthcare Advocacy Project
Education Advocacy Project
Foster Children's Project
Juvenile Advocacy Project
Relative Caregivers Project

Elder Advocacy
Elder Law Project
Public Guardianship Project

Individual Rights Advocacy
Children's Health and Immigration Project
Consumer Advocacy Unit
Fair Housing Project/Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Project
Guardian Advocacy Project
Immigrant Advocacy Project
Wage Dispute Project

Health Advocacy
Coverage to Care Legal Initiative
Medical Legal Partnership Project
Ryan White Legal Project

Community Outreach
Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Non-Profit Legal Assistance Project
Pro Bono Project

How Do I Qualify?
How Do I Get Help?

Step 1: Always Call First
Our office is not prepared to handle "walk-in" applicants. If you have an emergency, please try to call first.

Step 2: Ask to speak with an intake specialist
The intake specialist will take the information and determine if Legal Aid may be able to help with your problem. If it appears that you meet our basic guidelines, an appointment will be made for you with the appropriate staff member.

Step 3: Be on time for your appointment
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call the Legal Aid office as early as possible to cancel. This will allow us to contact other clients and help us serve as many people as possible. We will reschedule you for the next available appointment.

Step 4: What you should bring
You should bring information about the income and expenses of everyone living in the household, any court papers, leases, or contracts that relate to your legal matter. Also, please bring the names and addresses of the people involved with your problem. A trained interviewer will review and complete your application.

Step 5: Notification of our decision
Your application for legal assistance will be reviewed by one of our staff attorneys. Once a determination has been made, we will contact you by mail within 3 to 5 working days. This notification will be sent to the address provided on the application. Completion of an application does not mean that we have agreed to provide you with legal assistance.

No application is denied for reasons of race, sex, creed, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.