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Equal Access Legal Services

  • Location:
    1500 Walnut Street
    Suite 700
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Phone:
    (267) 888-6703
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:

Equal Access Legal Services is the first nonprofit law firm in Philadelphia that provides affordable legal services to low-to-middle income residents. We charge on a sliding scale depending on your verified income and family size starting as low as $50.00. Our mission is to bridge the gap for those individuals or families that fall outside traditional accesses to legal services such as free legal services or attorney fees at market rate.

Counties served: Philadelphia
Detention Facilities Served: Berks County Family Shelter (PA), Montgomery County Correctional Facility (PA), York County Detention Center (SC)

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, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, 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, Nonprofit Organizations
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: English
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: We offer sliding scale fees and pro bono services for those clients that are eligible.

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!
  • united we dream
  • women for common sense immigration reform
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