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Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (Santa Monica Office)

  • Location:
    1640 5th St
    Suite 124
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • Phone:
    (310) 899-6200
  • Toll-free:
    1-800-399-4529
  • TTY:
    (310) 393-7734
  • Fax:
    (310) 899-6208
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) is the front line law firm for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. LAFLA provides a comprehensive range of legal services and seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people through direct representation, systems change, and community education.

Counties served: Los Angeles, Orange

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, 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: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Health, Homeless, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Veterans
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Legislative advocacy (state or national), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, 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: Cambodian, Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, English, Farsi, Gujarati, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Services are available to victims of torture, trafficking, domestic violence, and other crimes. Services are also available for Removal of Conditions (I-751). Services are subject to LSC funding restrictions.

ciri partners

  • asian americans advancing justice
  • american immigration council
  • afl cio
  • american immigration council
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • the center for popular democracy
  • catholic immigration network
  • center for migration studies
  • fair immigration reform movement
  • farmworker justice
  • immigration advocates network
  • immigration legal resource center
  • naleo educational fund
  • national alliance of latin american and caribbean communities
  • national council of la raza
  • national day laborer organizing network
  • national immigrant justice center
  • national immigration law center
  • national immigration project
  • picon national network
  • picon national network
  • ufw foundation
  • unite here!
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  • united we dream
  • women for common sense immigration reform
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