The Center, in collaboration with local volunteer attorneys, provides free confidential legal consultations with state-licensed attorneys on Wednesdays and Fridays at The Center. Consultations are by appointment only. This program receives no direct funding, is entirely volunteer-driven, and is a response to a direct need in our community. During the appointment, clients can discuss any legal issue they have a question about and receive confidential advice. If the issue cannot be resolved within the appointment time, our attorneys can make referrals to local LGBTQ-friendly attorneys and low-cost legal resources.
Legal Clinic FAQs
Q: How should I prepare for my appointment?
A: Make sure to bring all documents pertaining to your legal consultation with you to your appointment. This includes any letters sent to you about the issue, any court documents related to the issue, supporting documents (W2s, receipts, notes, etc.), and/or blank legal forms you have questions about.
If you have an upcoming court appearance, make sure to schedule your appointment before your court date. If you are unable to schedule an appointment before your scheduled court date, please keep in mind that The Center and our volunteer attorneys are not responsible for what occurs if you do not attend your court appointment and/or if our attorneys provide consultation after your scheduled court appearance.
Q: What else do I need to know?
A: Volunteer attorneys are not available to represent anyone in jail, prison, or court. Attorneys are also not available to go to any detention facility to provide legal consultation. If you are in jail or prison and need assistance, please Email or write to The Center and we are more than happy to provide a list of referrals and/or resources. Email The Center
Due to a lack of multi-lingual attorneys, we are only able to provide consultations in English. If a non-English speaking client wishes to schedule an appointment, they are allowed to bring someone to translate with them.
Q: How do I schedule an appointment?
A: Appointments are scheduled at the front desk on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition to four appointment slots available per week, there are an additional two wait list slots available. Being placed on the wait list does not guarantee you will be seen. To schedule an appointment, either call The Center or walk in and see the front desk.
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