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Immigration Program

Centro Legal operates multiple immigration clinics. Additional information about specific clinics for DACA applicants, unaccompanied minors, migrant families and detained individuals is forthcoming.

  • General Immigration Clinic

    Our drop-in general immigration clinic takes place the third Thursday of every month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at our main office. No appointment is necessary but in order to check on date of the next upcoming general immigration clinic, call (510) 437-1554, email info@centrolegal.org, or stop by our office.

  • Additional Resources for Newcomers

    Please visit our Resources for Unaccompanied Children and Refugee Families Database. The development of this database was made possible through a partnership with Code the Change, a community of science students at Stanford University who are committed to using their skills for social change. Click here to access the database.

Tenants’ Rights Program

Centro Legal operates multiple drop-in clinics each week. Tenants at all of our clinics are seen on a first-come-first-served basis and must meet HUD’s low income guidelines to obtain a consultation. Centro Legal does not charge tenants for services offered through the Housing Program. Housing attorneys can be found:

  • Oakland Tenants

    Mondays and Wednesdays at Oakland’s Housing Resource Center (located at 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 6th floor, Oakland) from 9:30-1:30. This is a drop-in clinic (i.e. you do not need an appointment). Due to limited capacity, only the first six individuals are guaranteed a consultation with an attorney. Please note, because this is an off-site clinic, we cannot see returning clients here. If you’ve had a consultation with a Housing attorney in the previous six months, you must go to our office for ongoing assistance.

  • Hayward Tenants

    We offer monthly clinics at Hayward City Hall. Please call (510) 437-1554, email info@centrolegal.org, or stop by our office to get information about the next clinic.

  • Oakland and Hayward Tenants

    Second and fourth Thursdays of the month at our office at 3022 International Blvd. Suite 410 Street, Oakland clients who sign-in by 9:30 are guaranteed a consultation (either the same day or scheduled for a later day). Please note, we do not see people in order of arrival, but rather based on need. Those with the most immediate need will be seen the same day and those with less immediate needs will be scheduled for a follow up appointment the following week at a set time.

    Periodically, we are able to offer evening clinics on the first and/or third Thursday of the month. Please call (510) 437-1554, email info@centrolegal.org, or stop by our office to get information about the next clinic.

  • Notice Hour

    Every day at 3022 International Blvd. Suite 410, Oakland, from 2:30-3:30 Oakland tenants can bring us copies of the notices of termination of tenancy they’ve received. We review the notices to assist tenants in identifying what kind of notice it is and whether it complies with state and local law on its face. We do not offer consultations with attorneys during this hour, but rather an opportunity to have an attorney review a notice to confirm the type of notice it is, as well as confirm whether the information required by state and local law are included on notices. The expectation is that tenants will know how to comply with the notice and whether it is valid on its face.

Workers’ Rights Program

Centro Legal holds several Workers’ Rights clinics each month. We host a drop-in clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Because capacity is limited, we recommend arriving early. Our other monthly clinics are held in the evenings and are by appointment only. Please call (510) 437-1554, email info@centrolegal.org, or stop by our office to get information about the next clinic.

Visiting Community Clinics

  • Consumer Protection Clinic

    Fights fraud against low-income community members by educating them about their rights as consumers and advocates for victims of unlawful consumer practices. One clinic per week – please call 510.437.1554 for an appointment.

  • Family Law Clinic

    Provides free consultations in our office. Two clinics per month – please call (510) 510.437.1554 for an appointment.

  • Workers’ Compensation Clinic

    Provides free consultations in our office. Two clinics per month – please call (510) 510.437.1554 for an appointment.

Referral Services

If your legal issue does not appear on these pages, Centro Legal may be able to connect you to the appropriate legal service providers. Call 510.437.1554 to learn more.

Policy Advocacy and Impact Litigation

To propose policy advocacy or impact litigation, please write to info@centrolegal.org