Pro Bono Legal Service Providers

Arab Resource and Organizing Center
522 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 861-7444
The Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) has a staff attorney, and provides immigration legal services for low and moderate-income Arab and Muslim immigrants in the SF Bay Area. A founding member of the San Francisco Immigrant Legal Education Network, AROC is a multicultural immigration law and social justice center based in San Francisco.
Asian Law Caucus
55 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 896-1701
This legal and civil rights organization serves low-income Asian and Pacific Islanders with issues in immigration, housing, workers’ rights, and civil rights.
• Specialize in criminal removal defense
• Rarely take asylum cases
• Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Hindi
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
1121 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 567-6255
This social justice organization provides legal, social, and educational services in more than a dozen languages and dialects for members of the Asian Pacific Islander community in the Bay Area. Legal services include domestic violence, family law, immigration, sexual harassment, human trafficking, and senior law, which covers elder abuse, long-term care, estate planning and powers of attorney, public benefits, tax, conservatorships, and consumer fraud.
• Willing to represent indigent aliens in asylum proceedings
• Languages: Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Vietnamese
Asylum Program of the San Francisco Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
131 Steuart Street, Ste. 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Contact Gabriela Reardon, at 415.543.9444 ext. 202 or email
LCCR will discuss your case and, if you qualify, help find you a lawyer for free, or give you a list of lawyers in your area.
• Pro Bono or nominal fee
• Must meet income guidelines
• Interviews Wed-Fri by appt
• Serves San Francisco Bay area
• Asylum cases screened for finances and meritorious claims
• Languages: Spanish & French
AIDS Legal Referral Panel
1663 Mission Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103
Client Line: (415) 701-1100
The ALRP Immigrant HIV Assistance Project provides free immigration legal services to HIV positive immigrants living in San Francisco.
La Raza Centro Legal Immigration Law Program
474 Valencia St., Ste. 295
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 575-3500
La Raza Centro Legal provides assistance to low-income, immigrant and Spanish-speaking residents of San Francisco and San Mateo counties who are seeking naturalization and legal status or who are victims of workplace or home raids.
• Non-detained only
• Languages: Spanish
Asian Law Alliance
991 West Hedding Street Suite #202
San Jose, CA 95126
Telephone: (408) 287-9710 Asian Law Alliance is a community legal services organization based in San Jose, that provides immigration legal services.
Bay Area Legal Aid
Bay Legal provides low-income clients with free civil legal assistance, including legal advice and counsel, effective referrals, and legal representation, including immigration. We are the largest civil legal aid provider serving seven Bay Area counties:
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara.
Immigration Law Clinic U.C. Davis School of Law
One Shields Ave TB 30
Davis, CA 95616-5201
(530) 752-6942
This legal clinic provides free legal services to select cases.
Holly Cooper, Associate Director and Amagda Perez, Staff Attorney
• Serving Northern and Central California
• Detained and non-detained cases
• Languages: Spanish, Italian
Social Justice Collaborative
420 3rd Street, Suite 130
Oakland, CA 94607
Tel: (510) 992-3964
Social Justice Collaborative protects and advances the rights of immigrants and their families through legal representation in immigration and criminal court.
• Languages – Spanish, Tamil
• Deportation defense priority
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto
2117-B University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Tel: (650) 326-6440
The CLSEPA Immigration Program provides legal assistance to immigrants in and around East Palo Alto, where two-thirds of the population is Latino or Pacific Islander. Our four full-time immigration attorneys help local residents navigate the federal government’s complicated immigration processes.
• Residents of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties only
• Languages: Spanish
National Center for Lesbian Rights
870 Market St., Ste. 370
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (415) 392-6257
NCLR seeks to represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) indigent aliens in asylum proceedings. It assists LGBT aliens and immigrants in understanding visas, asylum claims, and HIV exclusion, and provides legal and practical strategies for bi-national couples
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
San Francisco Office
200 Pine St, 3rd floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: (415) 694-7389
KIND provides pro bono attorneys to represent unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in their deportation proceedings, as well as legal screenings, and Know Your Rights presentations. KIND only represents minors and unaccompanied children.

Centro Legal de la Raza
3400 E. 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94601
Tel: (510) 437-1554
Centro Legal de la Raza represent clients in detained and non-detained removal defense, asylum applications, family-based visa petitions, U visas for victims of violent crimes, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), adjustment of status, and naturalization.
California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
2210 K Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95816
Tel: 916-446-7904             
2377 W Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728
Tel: 559-486-6278
CRLAF is a statewide legal and policy organization that advocates for California’s farm workers, migrant workers, and rural poor. It provides free legal assistance to individuals at 125% of the federal poverty guidelines in the areas of immigration, education, environmental justice, employment, health, housing, and pesticides and worker safety.