National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto

  • Location:
    1861 Bay Road
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303
  • Phone:
    (650) 326-6440
  • Fax:
    (866) 688-5204
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) provides direct representation to individual clients in a variety of affirmative and defensive applications for immigration relief.  CLSEPA also does extensive community outreach, including presentations and group processing workshops.

Counties served: San Mateo, Santa Clara
Detention Facilities Served: Contra Costa County Jail (CA), Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center (CA), Sacramento County Jail (CA), Yuba County Detention Center (CA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, 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
Other areas of legal assistance: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Employment, Housing
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Afghan Farsi
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: Nominal fees are charged in very few cases. Representation in most cases is free of charge.


Volunteer Coordinator
Joana Galvan
(650) 300-5688