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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, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at Oakland’s Housing Assistance Center (located at 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 6th floor, Oakland) from 9:30-12. This is a drop-in clinic (i.e. you do not need an appointment). Due to limited capacity, only the first four 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 3400 E 12th Street, Oakland (Fruitvale Village) clients who drop-in from 9 am to 12 pm are guaranteed a consultation. Please note, we do see people in order of arrival and may need to wait an hour or longer for a consultation. Our staff makes every effort to give tenants waiting for a consultation a sense of when they will be seen that day.

    Periodically, we are able to offer evening clinics on the 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.

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