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Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Web: http://cliniclegal.org/about-us/affiliate-directory
Directory of Immigration legal services organizations (by state). CLINIC's mission is to enhance and expand delivery of legal services to indigent and low-income immigrants principally through diocesan immigration programs and to meet the immigration needs identified by the Catholic Church in the United States. CLINIC and its member agencies represent low-income immigrants without reference to their race, religion, gender, ethnic group, or other distinguishing characteristics.

Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS)
200 McAllister Street
San Francisco CA, 94102
Phone: 415-565-4877
Fax: 415-581-8824
Web: http://cgrs.uchastings.edu/
Email: cgrs@uchastings.edu
Provides legal expertise and resources to attorneys representing women asylum-seekers fleeing gender related harm.

Church World Service
Phone: see phone number for individual office: http://cwsglobal.org/our-work/refugees-and-immigrants/immigration-and-refugee-program-offices-and-affiliates/
Phone: vea el numero de teléfono para cada oficina individual:http://cwsglobal.org/our-work/refugees-and-immigrants/immigration-and-refugee-program-offices-and-affiliates/
Web: http://cwsglobal.org/our-work/refugees-and-immigrants/supporting-immigrants/legal-services/
Provides low-fee legal services to immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers at 21 local offices throughout the U.S.

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP)
2000 G. Street NW
Washington, DC , 20052
Email: info@dvleap.org
DV LEAP represents domestic violence survivors from any state in selected cases requiring an appeal or to defend against an appeal. They consider all kinds of DV-related appeals, including civil protection order issues, family law (custody, divorce, property, etc.) Hague Convention issues, and criminal issues (e.g., self-defense, admissibility of expert testimony, etc.). They sometimes provide friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs in appeals if the party already has a lawyer. To request help, go here: http://www.dvleap.org/Contact.aspx

Family Violence Appellate Project ("FVAP")
1814 Franklin Street
Suite 805
Oakland CA, 94612
Phone: (510) 858-7358
Fax: (866) 920-3889
Web: http://www.fvaplaw.org
Email: info@fvaplaw.org
FOR CALIFORNIA CASES ONLY: FVAP appeals California family law, civil, guardianship, and Hague Convention cases on behalf of survivors of domestic violence. We prioritize cases in which children are placed in dangerous situations by court orders regarding custody or unsupervised visitation. We will work with survivors of abuse who are either appellants or respondents and where the survivor does not have the funds to hire an appellate attorney. Please note that the order to be appealed must be less than 60 days old and we do not handle criminal or juvenile dependency cases.

Web: http://www.ilawyer.com
iLawyer is a national network of non-profit Lawyer Referral Services operated by local Bar Associations - all meeting American Bar Association (ABA) standards. This service serves residents of California, Colorado, Connecticut, New York, and Washington state. An affordable 30-minute consultation is included with every referral. (WomensLaw.org has no relationship with this company and does not know whether their information or services are good or helpful. We provide this link for your information.)

Web: http://www.lawhelp.org
LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights.

Legal Momentum
Web: http://www.legalmomentum.org
Legal Momentum takes a select number of cases per year and also provides referrals to victims. Victims must fill out a legal assistance form found here. Legal Momentum also provides information about immigration and support to lawyers representing battered women in immigration cases.

Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women
Phone: (301) 270-1550 - Attorneys/advocates only
Phone: 800-556-4053 Survivors Only
Web: http://www.lrcvaw.org
This organization helps advocates and lawyers with issues of interstate custody where domestic violence is involved. The LRC can also try to assist survivors of domestic violence to find legal representation for interstate custody cases.

LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)
New York NY,
Phone: (212) 459-4873 (Legal Helpline)
Phone: (212) 353-9118
Web: http://www.le-gal.org/helpline
Email: referral@le-gal.org
For residents of NYC and surrounding areas: LeGaL sponsors a lawyer referral service directing clients to private attorneys in NYC who are sensitive to LGBT issues. They also offer several pro bono legal clinics devoted to serving the LGBTQ community.

National Crime Victim Bar Association
2000 M Street NW
Suite 480
Washington DC, 20036
Phone: Administrative: 202-467-8753
Phone: Lawyer Referral Line: 800-FYI-CALL
Web: http://www.victimbar.org
Email: victimbar@ncvc.org
Offers information and lawyer referrals to crime victims seeking to sue offenders and responsible third-parties.

National Immigration Legal Services Directory
Web: http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/
Email: directory@immigrationadvocates.org
A national directory of nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services. This directory was prepared by the Immigration Advocates Network and is organized by state, county or detention facility.

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
Phone: (617) 227-9727
Web: http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org
Information and legal support on immigrant rights. For information for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, see: http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/victims.htm

NYLAG’s Domestic Violence Appellate Representation Project
7 Hanover Square
18th Floor
New York NY, 10004
Phone: 212-613-5000
Web: http://nylag.org/units/matrimonial-and-family-law/projects/appellate-representation/
FOR NYC RESIDENTS ONLY: New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) has an Domestic Violence Appellate Representation Project, which specializes in family law appeals on behalf of domestic violence victims and their children in NYC. Please note that referrals are preferred to come through a legal or social service agency.

One Step Forward: The Jewish Divorce Resource Line
Phone: 1-844-OSF-LINE
Web: http://www.osfline.org
One Step Forward (OSF): The Jewish Divorce Resource Line is a project of ORA (Organization for the Resolution of Agunot) and offers support, guidance, and referrals to individuals contemplating or going through the divorce process. One Step Forward has a particular focus on helping callers navigate the civil and Jewish divorce processes. We help people throughout the nation at no charge.

Public Justice
1825 K Street NW
Suite 200
Washington DC, 20006
Phone: 202-797-8600
Web: http://www.tlpj.org
This national, public interest law firm offers cutting-edge legal briefs and news on public interest issues, including civil rights, elder law, reproductive freedom, violence prevention, and women's rights. This is the only site on the Internet where you can find complete contact information for all legal aid, legal services, and poverty law offices in the U.S.

The National Center for Victims of Crime
2000 M Street NW
Suite 480
Washington DC, 20036
Hotline: 1-855-4-VICTIM (1-855-484-2846)(phone and text helpline)
Phone: 202-467-8700 (front desk)
Web: http://www.victimsofcrime.org
The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, resources and advocacy for victims of all types of crime, as well as the people who serve them. The staff oversees a variety of programs including, but not limited to: the Stalking Resource Center, the Financial Crime Resource Center, the National Compassion Fund, the VictimConnect Resource Center and the DC Victim Hotline.

Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway
12th Floor
New York NY, 10279
Phone: (212) 334-1300
Web: http://www.vera.org
Vera plans and demonstrates solutions often building nonprofit organizations from successful demonstrations studies social problems and current responses, and provides the advice and assistance leaders need to change their own systems. Vera addresses the issue of domestic violence through its Consulting Nationally project.

Web: http://www.victimlaw.info/victimlaw/
The National Center for Victims of Crime, with support from the Office for Victims of Crime, have just opened VictimLaw, an on-line database of over 15,000 victims' rights laws. This is a resource for legal information that can be accessed by topic, terms, contents and citations.

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