National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Casa Cornelia Law Center

  • Location:
    2760 Fifth Ave
    Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92103
  • Phone:
    (619) 231-7788
  • Toll-free:
  • Fax:
    (619) 231-7784
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Phone intake / services available on a limited basis.
  • Appointments accepted:

Casa Cornelia Law Center is a public interest law firm providing quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations, with a commitment to the indigent, within the immigrant community in Southern California. Casa Cornelia strives to educate others regarding the impact of immigration law and policy on society and the public good. Casa Cornelia provides immigration legal services to persons detained and non-detained and in affirmative and defensive cases, in the following areas: 

  • Asylum 
  • Unaccompanied Children
  • Undocumented Victims of Crime

To learn more about our programs or eligibility for services, please go to

Counties served: Imperial, San Diego
Detention Facilities Served: Imperial Regional Adult Detention Facility (CA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Asylum applications, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Non-legal services: Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No


Volunteer Coordinator
Katherine Paculba Lacher
(619) 231-7788 Ext. 304