National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Community Legal Advocates of New York Inc.

  • Location:
    38 Old Country Road
    Suite 205
    Garden City, NY 11530
  • Phone:
    (516) 210-6763
  • Fax:
    (516) 706-0970
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Community Legal Advocates (CLA) is a nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to providing high quality civil legal services to low and moderate income residents of Long Island and New York City. CLA charges low or no fees based on a client's household income and size and the type of legal issue. CLA staff have significant experience representing clients on a variety of immigration and related legal matters.

Counties served: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), Nassau, NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Suffolk
Detention Facilities Served: Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility (NJ)

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)
Other areas of legal assistance: Elder Law, Foreclosure, Health, Life Planning, Public Benefits
Populations served: 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, French, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes