National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Capital District Women's Bar Association Legal Project Inc. (The Legal Project)

  • Location:
    24 Aviation Rd.
    Suite 101
    Albany, NY 12205
  • Phone:
    (518) 435-1770
  • Fax:
    (518) 435-1773
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website, Phone or online intake / services available
  • Appointments accepted:

The Legal Project provides civil legal services and supports for the most vulnerable people in our community, including the working poor, women, immigrants and the LGBTQ community. With over 300 pro bono attorneys and staff ready to assist you, the Legal Project provides services to 11 counties across New York state. We can help you with answers to your immigration questions by providing free, confidential one-on-one consultations with an immigration attorney. HABLAMOS ESPAƑOL. We can help you understand your specific Immigration situation and what your options may be. We provide representation to qualified cases through our Staff Attorneys, DOJ Accredited Representativse and the Capital Region Immigration Collaborative with other local immigration service providers. We focus on humanitarian based immigration: asylum, VAWA, U and T visas, Consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as many others. Our staff speaks Spanish, Turkish, Arabic and French. We also work with local, in person interpretation services to provide for other languages. CALL THE LEGAL PROJECT AT 518-435-1770 TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT

Counties served: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, Washington

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, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, 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: Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Foreclosure
Populations served: 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, Cantonese Chinese, English, Farsi, Persian, Spanish, Turkish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No


Volunteer Coordinator
Susan Pattenaude
(518) 435-1770 x307