National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc.

  • Location:
    438 Main St
    Suite 700
    Buffalo, NY 14202
  • Phone:
    (716) 847-0662
  • Fax:
    (716) 847-0307
  • Contact methods:
    Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. provides legal services for low-income people and effectively involves volunteers in the delivery of those services.

State served: New York
Detention Facilities Served: Allegany County Jail (NY), Buffalo Federal Detention Facility (NY), Chautauqua County Jail (NY), Wayne County Jail (NY)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, 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: 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)
Other areas of legal assistance: Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Life Planning, Nonprofit Organizations, Taxes
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, 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: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Lingala
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Priority to individuals detained at the Buffalo Federal Detention Facility, domestic violence victims, and human trafficking victims. Other cases taken as resources permit. Detained client line: (716) 847 0752. Non-detained client line: (716) 847-0662 ext. 301


Volunteer Coordinator
Maria Valeri