Representing Our Community

When community legal services are scarce, CHIRLA provides the high-quality representation our community requires.

CHIRLA is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and offers immigration legal services at low cost. Licensed attorneys supervise all legal staff, including accredited representatives and paralegals.

CHIRLA attorneys and Department of Justice representatives provide reliable expertise with cultural sensitivity to the trauma our immigrant community regularly sustains.

Legal intake consultations by phone, by appointment only, on Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm. We can conduct up to 40 consultations each Tuesday.

How to get a consultation appointment:

  • Call 213-201-3797 on Mondays and Wednesdays 9am to 5pm and leave a message requesting an appointment
  • Staff will return your call to conduct an intake interview
  • If we accept the case, we will schedule you to come in to sign a contract. CHIRLA does not officially represent you until the contract is signed.
Walk-in consultations:
  • If you prefer an in-person visit, we conduct in-person consultations on the second Saturday of each month, beginning Feb. 12, 2022. We begin at 7:30 a.m. and accept up to 40 walk-in clients. No appointment is necessary.
  • Mask, social distancing, and proof of COVID vaccination is required.
We provide limited legal services for DACA renewals via a consultation request link posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Space is limited to the first 20 eligible applicants.

Student Services

CHIRLA has on-campus locations at 14 community colleges and four CSU campuses across California. We serve students, faculty and staff to ensure their rights and protections. Click below for more information.

Removal Defense

CHIRLA’s removal defense team focuses on families facing deportation. A CHIRLA attorney can help with your defense, or that of a loved one, regardless of detention status. To speak with a legal representative about your case in person on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at our main office 2533 West 3rd Street, Suite 101, Los Angeles, California 90057. 

You can also call (213) 201-3797 for a consultation.

Family Unity

CHIRLA’s family unity team works to keep families together through family-based petitions and other processes. They also offer legal representation to victims of crime applying for VAWA and U visas.

The team offers consultations in person on The second Saturday of every month at our main office 2533 West 3rd Street, Suite 101, Los Angeles, California 90057. We begin at 7:30 a.m. and accept up to 40 walk-in clients. No appointment is necessary.

Legal intake consultations by phone, by appointment only, on Tuesdays 9 am to 5 pm. We can conduct up to 40 consultations each Tuesday.

How to get a consultation appointment:

  • Call 213-201-3797 on Mondays and Wednesdays 9am to 5pm and leave a message requesting an appointment
  • Staff will return your call to conduct an intake interview
  • If we accept the case, we will schedule you to come in to sign a contract. CHIRLA does not officially represent you until the contract is signed.

Clinical Team

CHIRLA’s clinical team specializes in naturalization and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We help with DACA renewals through virtual clinics held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

Additional Immigration Assistance

The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA)

The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) is a national multiethnic, multiracial partnership. We represent the collective power and resources of the country’s 37 largest regional immigrant and refugee rights organizations in 31 states. Our members provide large-scale services—from naturalization to voter registration to deportation defense —for their communities, and they combine service delivery with sophisticated organizing tactics to advance local and state policy. We exist to leverage their collective power and expertise for a national strategy.

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COVID-19 Notice

Legal intake consultations by phone, by appointment only, on Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm. We can conduct up to 40 consultations each Tuesday.

How to get a consultation appointment:

  • Call 213-201-3797 on Mondays and Wednesdays 9am to 5pm and leave a message requesting an appointment
  • Staff will return your call to conduct an intake interview
  • If we accept the case, we will schedule you to come in to sign a contract. CHIRLA does not officially represent you until the contract is signed.
Walk-in consultations:
  • If you prefer an in-person visit, we conduct in-person consultations on the second Saturday of each month, beginning Feb. 12, 2022. We begin at 7:30 a.m. and accept up to 40 walk-in clients. No appointment is necessary.
  • Mask, social distancing, and proof of COVID vaccination is required.
We provide limited legal services for DACA renewals via a consultation request link posted on our Instagram and Facebook pages on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Space is limited to the first 20 eligible applicants.