Legal Aid

CHRISTIAN LEGAL AID
CLINIC DIRECTORY

 

Christian legal aid clinics are listed below in alphabetical order by state (click on the state corresponding with the clinic where you need help).  The Christian Legal Society helps to start clinics, recruit attorneys, and provide resources, training, and support to them.  Each clinic is independent and has its own requirements for helping people with their legal issues. Please contact each clinic directly for help. This list may not be used for solicitation purposes.

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ARIZONA 

Arizona Justice Center
Steve Keist, Director
5534 W. Palmaire Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
623-847-2772
http://azjusticecenter.org

Christian Legal Society of Tucson Christian Legal Aid Program
Jim Richardson, Coordinator                               
11410 N Ingot Loop
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
(520) 850-0161
james.richardson@azbar.org 
Serving clients of the Tucson Gospel Rescue Mission Men’s and Women’s Centers.

 

CALIFORNIA

Christian Legal Aid Office

Eddie Sun, President/Executive Director
Trinity Law School
2200 North Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Intake Line: (714) 796-7156
help@christianlegalaidoffice.com
http://www.christianlegalaidoffice.com

Serving low income and Christian churches/non-profit agencies to help the poor and needy.

Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
Sarah McKendricks, Executive Director 
333 W. Florence Ave 
Inglewood, CA 90301
(323) 319-3559
Sarah@cla-la.org
www.cla-la.org
Serving clients across Los Angeles County that satisfy very low income guidelines by pursuing justice, bringing hope and changing lives.

Pepperdine University Legal Aid Clinic
Brittany S. Otey Director
Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
PO Box 53629
Los Angeles, CA 90053-0629
(213) 347-6300
Brittany.Stringfellow@pepperdine.edu
http://law.pepperdine.edu/experiential-learning/clinical-education/clinics/legal-aid-clinic
Serving clients of the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles

Pope Francis Legal Clinic
Oakland Cathedral of Christ the Light
Oakland, CA
Contact: Cyrus Johnson email@cyrusjohnson.com
The clinic is designed to be mediative in nature, to help clients find pathways of reconciliation instead of conflict.

San Diego Christian Legal Aid (SDCLA)
Jerry Hansen, President
302 N. Emerald Dr
Vista, CA 92083
(858) 230-2321 Appointment Line
ljhansen@gmail.com
http://www.sdclegalaid.org/
Serving needy clients from throughout San Diego County with current sites in Vista, Rancho Bernardo, and City Heights.
Three clinics:

   -- Church at Rancho Bernardo, 11740 Bernardo Plaza Ct, Rancho Bernardo 92128 (2d Saturdays)
   -- The Bridge Church, 4346 54th St, San Diego (3d Saturdays)
   -- Tri-City Bible Church, 302 N. Emerald Dr, Vista (4th Saturdays)

 

COLORADO 

Christian Legal Clinic of Metro Denver
Jim Helfrich
Allen-Vellone, LLP
1600 Stout St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303)534-4499 / Fax (720) 214-2797
jhelfrich@allen-vellone.com 
www.allen-vellone.com
Serving the clients of the Denver Rescue Mission, the Salvation Army, Providence Network, and Centro San Juan Diego. 

Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic
Steve Thompson, JAMLAC Director
913 N. Wyandot Street
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 839-1008
sthompson@milehilemin.org                                        
www.milehighmin.org/jamlac 
Serving the clients of the Denver Rescue Mission, the Salvation Army, Joy House and Chaya House (Open Doors), Joshua Station, Dry Bones Denver, Champa House (DRM) and others.


 

DELAWARE

Mission Legal Aid Clinic
Randy Herndon, President
Sunday Breakfast Mission
110 N. Poplar Street.
Wilmington, DE 19899
(877) 306-HOME  
www.sundaybreakfastmission.org 
Serving the clients of the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington, Delaware.

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Christian Legal Aid of the District of Columbia (CLADC) 
Tim Bosson, Executive Director
PO Box 70555
Washington, DC  20024
(202) 710-0592
http://www.christianlegalaid-dc.org
info@christianlegalaid-dc.org

Three clinic locations:
a)   Third Street Church of God
    
  DJ Choi, Clinic Director
      APPA Ministry Center 
      319 R Street NW 
      Washington, DC 20001 
      VOICE MAIL: (202) 315-3960/ Direct:  (202) 710-0592 
     
Serving clients of the APPA Ministry Center and general homeless population of Washington, D.C.  Generally meets on 2nd Saturday morning of each month 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

b)   Central Union Mission Clinic 
      Samuel Logan and Davy Trewolla, Jr., Clinic Directors
      65 Massachusetts Ave. NW
      Washington, DC  20001
Serving residents and overnight guests of the Central Union Mission.  Typically meets the second Friday of each month and the last Saturday of each month.         

c)  Southeast White House Clinic 
     Emily Maloney, Clinic Director                         
     2909 Pennsylvania S.E. 
     Washington, DC  20020 
Serving the clients at Southeast White House.  Meets on 3rd Saturday of each month 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Catholic Charities Legal Network
Cardinal James Hickey Center
James Bishop, Esq.
924 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 350-4305 | (202) 772-4325 (En Español)
James.Bishop@CatholicCharitiesDC.org
/www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/legalnetwork
(general)
www.catholiccharitiesdc.org/ILS (immigration)
Serving the needs of the poor in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

 

FLORIDA

CLS Pro Bono Project
Blane McCarthy, Director
P.O. Box 56860
Jacksonville, FL 32241
(904) 391-0091 / Fax: (904) 391-6888
bgm@bgmccarthy.com 
Serving the clients of City Rescue Mission and others in the Jacksonville area

 

 

ILLINOIS 

Administer Justice
Eric Nelson, Executive Director
1750 Grandstand Place          
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 844-1100
enelson@AdministerJustice.org
http://www.administerjustice.org
Serving many diversified needs of the poor in the area of the Fox Valley Evangelical Free Church in West Dundee.i

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Gretchen Slusser, Executive Director
740 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL  60642
(312) 738-2452 / Fax: (312) 850-4783
gretchenslusser@cgla.net        
www.cgla.net 
Providing legal services in Chicago that strengthen lives, families and communities. 

 

INDIANA 

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
Chris Purnell, Executive Director
3333 N. Meridian Street, 2nd Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 429-4131 / Fax: (317) 429-4130
contactus@nclegalclinic.org  
http://www.nclegalclinic.org
Serving diversified needs of low-income clients in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Notre Dame Law School - Economic Justice Clinic
Jennifer Ihns, Clinic Coordinator
Notre Dame University
725 Howard Street
South Bend, IN 46617
Contact: Indiana Legal Services (574) 631-7795
E-mail: jihns@nd.edu  
http://law.nd.edu/academics/clinics-and-experiential-learning/clinics/economic-justice-clinic  
Serving the needs of certain of the poor in the area on a referral only basis.

  

KANSAS 

Wichita Christian Legal Aid
Lura Unger, Clinic Coordinator
445 N. Waco
Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 269-2284
lura@shultzlaw.net 
Serving the needs of clients at the Union Rescue Mission, World Impact, Hilltop Urban Church and other homeless, poverty agencies and churches.

The Zenas Project
Scott Nehrbass, Director
Foulston Siefkin LLP
32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600
9225 Indian Creek Parkway
Overland Park, Kansas 66210
(913) 498.2100  Fax  (866) 347.1472 FAX
snehrbass@foulston.com 
Serving the needs of poor and needy clients at the City Union Mission, Kansas City Rescue Mission and Westport United Methodist Church.

 

MARYLAND 

Good Samaritan Advocates of Covenant Life Church (GSA @ CLC)
7501 Muncaster Mill Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Ph.  (301) 869-2800
www.GSAdvocates.org
Serving our poor, low income, and moderate income neighbors in greater Washington, DC.
Legal clinic held 2nd Saturday of each month.


Maryland Christian Legal Society's Legal Aid Ministry of Baltimore (LAMB)
Peter Cairns., Director             
c/o Workers’ Comp Law Firm, L.L.C.
1513 Martin Blvd
Baltimore, MD  21220
(410) 574-8000
peter.cairns1@gmail.com
Serving the needs of the clients of the Helping Up Mission in downtown Baltimore, 1029 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD  21202-4705, as well as other indigent clients who reach us through our advertisements in local publications.

MICHIGAN

Christian Legal Aid of Lansing
Jon E. Maire               
Cristo Rey Community Center
1717 N. High Street
Lansing, MI 48906
912-224-4724                         
jemaire@earthlink.net 
Serving the needs of the poor in the Greater Lansing Area.  

Christian Legal Aid of Southeast Michigan
Michael E. Williams
Williams Law Offices
22000 Springbrook Avenue, Suite 203
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 474-0670 or (248) 478-4779
attorneymikewilliams@gmail.com
Serving the needs of low-income persons served by the St. Vincent de Paul Family Centers in Detroit and Pontiac, and others in the Metropolitan Detroit area.

Christian Legal Aid of Southwest Michigan
Michael Willis
Willis Law, PLC
491 W. South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 492-1040
mjwillis@willislawyers.com 
Serving the poor and needy at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and others in the Kalamazoo area.  

West Michigan Christian Legal Aid
Ron Foster
Attorney at Law
511 Baldwin Street
Jenison, MI 49428
(616) 667-2728
rfosteresq@aol.com 
Serving the needs of the clients of Mel Trotter Ministries and others in Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

 

MINNESOTA

Park Avenue Walk-in Legal Clinic
Host: Peace and Hope International
3400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(615) 825-6864, ext. 564 (church) or (612) 341-3302 Ext. 114 (work) 
Fax (615) 222-3599 
cbeebepeaceandhope@gmail.com
http://parkavechurchmpls.com/outreach/walk-in-legal-clinic/
Serving the needs of the clients of the outreach network of the Foundation at the Park Avenue United Methodist Church.

Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid (TCCLA)
612-927-3104
david@tccla.org
www.tccla.org
David Best, Executive Director
612 206 3748
David@BestLawMN.com

TCCLA holds clinics at the following locations:

1) First Covenant Church
When: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month * 1 - 3pm
Where: 810 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Walk-ins welcome. No appointment necessary.

2) Metro Hope Recovery Ministry
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month * 3:30 - 5pm
Where: 2739 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Please call 612 721 9415 for an appointment. 

3) Union Gospel Mission
When: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the Month * Times vary
Where: 435 University Ave E, St Paul, MN 55130
Please call 651 292 1721 for an appointment. 

4) St. John's Lutheran Church
When: Last Monday of the month * 3 - 5pm.
Where: 300 East 4th Street, Chaska, MN 55318
Please call 952 448 2433 for an appointment

 

MISSISSIPPI 

Mission First Legal Aid Office
Patricia C. Gandy, Director
275 Roseneath Street
Jackson, MS 39203
(601) 608-0056
gandy@mc.edu
To request a meeting, go to: www.missionfirst.org/legalaidrequest
Serving the poor and needy in Jackson through Mission First and other ministries.
Read an article about the legal aid office.

 

MISSOURI 

New Covenant Legal Services
Al W. Johnson, Exec. Dir.
112 South Hanley Road, Suite 200
Clayton MO 63105
(314) 726-6489
Or
Steve St. Pierre
Ministry Development
Restore St. Louis
(314) 726-2302 (ext.235)
http://restorestlouis.org/about-us-2/new-covenant-legal-services/
Operating at the two locations of: (1) Jubilee Community Church; and (2) Restore St. Louis.  Information regarding both locations can be obtained by calling the phone number directly above.


NEW JERSEY 

Immigrant Hope Clifton NJ
Grace Church
3 Hazel Street
Clifton, NJ 07011
howard.williams@immigranthope.org
www.immigranthope.org
Phone 973-772-7602
BIA recognized immigration legal provider

Christian Legal Aid Project of Elizabeth
Kirk Nelson, Director
Liberty Center
1121 Elizabeth Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 289-6322
dreikirk@me.com
www.helpme.org 
Serving the needs of the clients of Liberty Center and other poor and needy in Elizabeth and Newark New Jersey.

Susan P. McCourt Friedel, Esq.
Messina Law Firm
961 Holmdel Road
Holmdel, N.J. 07733
732-332-9300 phone
cell 908-601-5757
732-332-9301 fax
www.forgivendebtlawyer.com

 

NEW MEXICO 

New Mexico Christian Legal Aid, Inc.
Jim Roach, Director
c/o Law Office of James Roach
300 Central Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-4419
http://nmchristianlegalaid.org
christianlegalaid@hotmail.com 
Serving the needs of the clients of Joy Junction, Albuquerque Rescue Mission, Noon Day Ministries (an inner city church ministry), and the needy of Albuquerque churches and other  Christian agencies.
Clinic meets at:

1) The Rock at Noon Day
Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Phone: 505-246-8001
2400 Second Street

2) Joy Junction
1st and 3rd Fridays of the month 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone: 505-877-6967
4500 2nd Street SW

3) Albuquerque Rescue Mission
2nd and 4th Fridays of the month 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone 505-346-4673
525 Second Street SW

4) Good Shepherd Center
2nd Thursday of every month 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 505-243-2527
218 Iron Avenue SW

5) Victory Outreach Center
Phone: 505-841-5394
819 Atrisco Dr SW

  

NEW YORK

   
Open Hands Legal Services, Inc. 
C. J. Masimore, Executive Director 
315 E. 115th Street  
New York, NY 10029
Sandy Stefanski, Program Coordinator
www.openhandslegalservices.org 
Providing legal services for the poor and needy in New York City in partnership with Father's Heart Ministries in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Jericho Road Legal Aid Clinic
Andy Fleming, President
184 Barton Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
andy@cf-legal.com
JRLAC provides legal services to poor and low income resident s of the West Side of Buffalo in the areas of family law, housing and landlord tenant law, labor and employment law, and immigration law.

NORTH CAROLINA

Justice Matters
Libby Magee Coles, Esq.
Executive Director
PO Box 199
Durham, NC 27702
919-794-7511 Ext. 3
info@justicemattersnc.org
www.justicemattersnc.org
Specializing in trauma-informed immigration and family law services that protect children and help survivors of human trafficking and other traumas rebuild their lives. Provides legal services on a sliding scale basis to individuals residing in Durham, Wake, and Orange counties who qualify (based on our case acceptance criteria) in a number of legal areas.

OHIO

Scranton Road Legal Clinic
Scranton Road Ministries C.D.C.
Sheila Fell, Program Director
3095 Scranton Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 861-5323 / Fax (216) 861-7524
legalclinic@scrantonroadministries.org
www.scrantonroadministries.org
Serving Cleveland's west side neighborhoods with brief advice and community legal education workshops.
SRLC can only assist people in the Greater Cleveland area.

 OKLAHOMA 

Trinity Legal Clinic of Oklahoma, Inc.
Lori A. Young, Executive Director
PO Box 7868
Edmond, OK 73013
(405) 410-4544
lyoung@trinitylegal.org
http://trinitylegal.org/ 
Serving the poor and needy in the Oklahoma City area.

Tulsa Dream Center – Legal Assistance
200 W. 46th St N
Tulsa, OK 74126
918-430-9984
http://tulsadreamcenter.org/causes/legal-assistance/
Serving the clients in poverty of the Tulsa Dream Center and others in the Tulsa area. 

Tulsa University College of Law CLS Christian Legal Aid Clinic
Keith Bartsch, Director
525 S. Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 528-8877
kbartsch@ahn-law.com 
Serving the clients of the John 3:16 Mission in Tulsa.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh
Lauren Darbouze, Executive Director 
801 Union Place
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
(412) 622-0232 
ldarbouze@clapittsburgh.org
www.clapittsburgh.org
Serving clients in the Pittsburgh area.


 

Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia
www.clcphila.org 
Call (215) 399-0064 for an appointment.

Operating at:

1)  Hunting Park Legal Clinic @ Joy in the City
4455 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144  .

2)  West Philadelphia Legal Clinic @ Salvation Army West Philidelphia Corps Community Center
5501 N. Market St.
Philadelphia, PA  19139

3)  Carroll Park Community Legal Clinic @ Sweet Union Baptist Church
1536 N. 59th St.
Philadelphia, PA  19151     

4) South Philadelphia Legal Clinic @ The Philadelphia Access Center
1700 Fernon St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145    

5) Chester Legal Clinic @ Cityteam Ministries
634 Sproul St.
Chester, PA 19013    

6) Germantown Legal Clinic @ Impacting Your World Christian Center
5507 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144

7) Kensington Legal Clinic @Bethel Temple Community Bible Church
228 E. Allegheny Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134

8) Chosen 300 Homeless Ministry – Expungement clinic
3959 Lancaster Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104

9) Camden Legal Clinic @ UrbanPromise Ministries
27 N. 36th St
Camden, NJ 08105

10) North Philadelphia Legal Clinic @ Salvation Army
1340 Brown Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123


TENNESSEE

Compassionate Counsel 
Nicholas M. Tidwell, Founder and President 
216 Centerview Drive, Suite 317
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 (615) 970-0434
nick@compassionatecounsel.org
www.compassionatecounsel.org  
 

In response to the commands of Jesus and the obvious need of those unable to pay for legal services, Compassionate Counsel exists as a Christian legal aid ministry to offer free legal advice, guidance, and in select cases, representation to those unable to pay for such service in the greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee area.

Murfreesboro Christian Legal Clinic
John T. Blankenship, Director
Blankenship & Blankenship Law
307 Hickerson Drive
Murfreesboro, TN  37129-3528
(615) 893-4160
john@blankenshiplawoffice.com
 

Serving the needs of the clients of the Salvation Army,1137 West Main Street,  West Murfreesboro, TN  37129 
(615) 895-7071.

 

TEXAS

Houston Legal Aid Center
Troy Sanchez, Exec. Dir.
(Cypress Bible Church Campus)
11711 Cypress North Houston Rd
Cypress, TX 77429
(713) 283-8819
info@houstonlegalaid.org
http://houstonlegalaid.org

L.A.W. (Legal Action Works) Center
Ken Koonce, Director
City Squares Law Office
3902 Elm Street
Dallas, TX  72261
(214) 827-1000, Ext. 2122
kkoonce@cdm-hope.org                                
http://www.citysquare.org/programs/hope/legal-action-works/
Serving the needs of clients in portions of Dallas on a sliding fee scale basis.

 

UTAH

Mountain View Legal Clinic
Gary O. McKean, Director
2456 N. Cheryle Way
Layton, UT 84040
(801) 497-9340                      
gom.bowhunt@gmail.com 
Meeting the needs of low-income clients in Davis and Weber Counties.

 

VIRGINIA

Good Samaritan Advocates
A
dministrative office:
P.O. Box 11053
McLean, VA 22102
www.GSAdvocates.org
(for general inquiries)

Clinic locations:
1)  Reston Bible Church (GSA @ RBC)
45650 Oakbrook Court
Dulles, VA  20166
Ph.  (703) 404-5034
www.GSAdvocates.org
Serving our low income neighbors in Loudoun Co. and northern Virginia. Legal clinic held 3rd Saturday of each month.

2) Columbia Baptist Crossroads (GSA @ CBC)
3245 Glen Carlyn Road
Falls Church, VA 22041
Ph.  (703) 534-5740 ext. 524
www.GSAdvocates.org
Serving our low income neighbors in Fairfax Co. and northern Virginia. Legal clinic held 4th Saturday of each month.

 

WASHINGTON

Open Door Legal Services
David Mace, Director
Open Door Legal Services
P.O. Box 14165
Seattle, WA  98114
Serving at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission
318 2nd Ave. Ext. South
Seattle, WA  98104
(206) 682-4642
dmace@ugm.org 
www.opendoorlegalservices.org
Serving homeless and very poor clients, primarily residing in shelters, in Seattle, Bellevue and Everett, Washington.
                             

Union Gospel Mission of Spokane Christian Legal Aid Clinic
Greg Barclay, Director of Volunteers
1224 E. Trent
Spokane, WA 99220
(509) 535-8510
Greg.barclay@ugmspokane.org                      
www.ugmspokane.org 
Serving clients of the Union Gospel Mission.

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