How can I get help from a Community Legal Clinic?

Find a CLC near you and call to briefly explain your situation and make an appointment. There are also specialty clinics you can try.

What are my first steps?

To visit a clinic you need an appointment so you should call a Community Legal Clinic (CLC) nearest you to make one.

After speaking to you, the clinic will decide whether or not to take you as a client and book an appointment with you. Their decision depends on:

  • Your financial situation
  • Type of legal problem
  • Where you live

Check this online list to find a clinic near you. You can find the clinic phone number on their website. People at the clinics are there to answer your questions, so if you are unsure about anything, just ask! If they can’t help you directly, they can refer you to a place that might be able to help.

You should know that most Community Legal Clinics only serve people who live in their area. However, you may be able to get help from specialty clinics that help youth, and other groups.

What are Specialty CLCs?

Specialty clinics may be able to help you even if you don’t live near the clinic. They focus on other things, like your cultural background, age, or HIV-status.

Some examples are:

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