Cabrini Legal Services

Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) has strengthened lives, supported families and supported communities – one person at a time for over 40 years. The CLCA doesn`t just give people a second chance – we address the causes of unemployment, homelessness, poverty and other challenges that contribute to crime and recidivism. Our legal advice focuses on holistic representation in collaboration with social workers and through strategic partnerships with social service providers, government agencies and other mutual legal aid organizations – so that our clients leave THE CACL stronger than they came. Internships and scholarships are available in each of our five legal program areas. According to the legal program, interns and fellows perform a variety of tasks, including communications with clients, investigation, brief and legal writing, and direct representation under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711. ACGL interns and legal fellows have the opportunity to develop their skills in litigation, advocacy, community education and case management. We strive to provide high-quality, cost-effective and pro bono legal services to immigrants and refugees who otherwise would not be represented by a lawyer. The Centre`s activities include public relations, legal assessment and advice, support in citizens` applications, legal representation and advocacy. The Cabrini Center is the largest provider of non-profit immigration legal services in Houston accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals to represent individuals in immigration law matters. We may be able to provide free services to eligible individuals, such as: All Cabrini employees and services are available at our new address: CGLA is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without discrimination based on race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry, military status, marital status, sexual Orientation or any other legally protected status.

The Family Law Program is for parents whose contact with the criminal justice system interferes with their relationship with their children. We also provide representation of sponsors in protection orders that negatively affect their access to their children, home or employment. With your donation to the Cabrini Centre for Catholic Charities, you can help provide legal assistance and a network of support services to families in crisis. The CLAIM program aims to break the cycle of incarceration between mothers and children and strengthen family ties. CLAIM regularly visits Illinois State Women`s Correctional Facilities and Cook County Prison Women`s Departments to provide legal education, perform admissions, and provide short-term counseling and counseling. CLAIM advocates for policy changes to increase a mother`s ability to maintain her relationship with her children while serving her sentence. All services at the Cabrini Centre are provided regardless of race, religion or socio-economic status. Remember that our services are only available by appointment. Due to COVID-19 protocols, we cannot accept walk-in clients. Please call us at 713-595-4100 to make an appointment or register for a new customer orientation session called « charla ». The Criminal Defense Program provides representation in adult and juvenile criminal justice cases at various cook County courthouses and for incarcerated juveniles facing juvenile probation violations nationwide. In addition, the program provides services to individuals in certain civil matters related to criminal charges, including individuals seized in Cook County, as well as defendants in civil stalking orders and protection orders related to criminal proceedings.

Volunteers are essential to providing services to the families we serve. The Cabrini Center seeks the support of pro bono lawyers for litigation and administrative matters, and also accepts pro bono law students during the summer and during the school year. Catholic Charities St. The Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance provides a variety of legal services to immigrants in the Greater Houston area. Our experienced body of lawyers and jurists provides free and cost-effective legal services to children who have come to the United States alone, families seeking immigration assistance, victims of crime, asylum seekers, and immigrants who wish to become U.S. citizens. Please report any corrections made to this organization`s information. Please email or call 713-874-6700 or 713-595-4100 to request a Charla appointment.

Click on our calendar of events to see the next available workshop. Program: Graduate Scholarship, Catholic Charities St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigration Legal Assistance law student internship is generously supported by Application assistance is offered to a person who wishes to apply for U.S. citizenship. No service fees for advice, advice and support with requests. Lawyers and accredited representatives will be present to verify eligibility. Pre-registration is required; no walk-in closets are accepted. This agency has the right to accept a law student articling student in the spring semester and in the summer.

They are also admitted to the admission of Graduate Fellows. Catholic Charities is implementing protocols in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. There will be no « personal » charlas at this time. Charlas are made by appointment by phone and e-mail. Please call the Cabrini check-in line to request information and assistance at 713-595-4100. (They won`t be closed forever, so please check regularly!) Below is a list of resources and information for immigrants: In June 2021, USCIS announced two changes affecting people with pending or approved U visa cases. First, USCIS plans to issue expedited work permits to U visa applicants, and second, USCIS has announced greater flexibility for U visa applicants who wish to include their spouses in their applications. Please click on the following videos in English or Spanish for more information: If you submit multiple applications, you will lose your place in the queue and restart the application process from the beginning. We offer on-site (remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic) informational events called Charlas, free of charge, three times a month at the two main offices in Houston. Charla participants learn about immigration laws and then have the opportunity for a free consultation with an immigration lawyer or accredited representative. Free citizenship workshops are also offered each month, and staff provide help applying for citizens.

Another service offered by our Cabrini program is the Child Arrivals Deferred Action Application Assistance Service (DACA). The ACGL hires interns and fellows on an ongoing basis. We will start processing applications for the summer on October 15 for the 2L and December 1st for the 1L. All applications must be submitted by March 15, but positions may already be filled. Applications for the spring semester will be accepted from 15 October. All applications must be submitted by December 15, but there may be no more vacancies. ADMISSIONS FOR FAMILY LAW AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED Mental Health Resource Guide for DACA Recipients and Undocumented Individuals [PDF]. The Criminal Records Program serves individuals with a criminal record who apply for various exemptions, including wipes, seals, certificates of good conduct and health care exemptions, as well as pardons. The Records program operates a consulting office at the Daley Center and Markham Courthouse, and represents clients weekly on live calls on the 26th and in California.

The Housing Law Program represents individuals who face the loss of subsidized housing due to allegations of criminal activity by a household member or guest under HUD`s « single strike » policy, both before the eviction court and in the bond termination process. We also advocate on behalf of clients who are denied admission to subsidized housing programs because of their criminal record. DACA renewals for individuals currently eligible for renewal of their DACA status: Make an appointment by phone with a cabrini attorney or staff member for assistance in the renewal process: 5599 San Felipe Street, Suite 300 Houston, Texas 77056 Many changes have been made to the DACA and TPS programs that may affect your eligibility to apply. A judge recently ordered USCIS to stop approving initial DACA applications, but renewal applications should not be affected by this decision. TPS has been extended to several countries, including Venezuela, Syria, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Yemen and Somalia. For more information, check out the following videos in English and Spanish: Candidates can submit a resume and cover letter to Ryann Moran, Intern Coordinator, at If an applicant wishes to be considered for a PILI-funded internship or scholarship, they must apply through the PILI process to be eligible. No walk-in closets are allowed – we only see customers by appointment. Our new office is located in the Galleria, at the corner of San Felipe Street and St. James`s Square. There is parking for visitors on a surface lot in front of the building, on the first level and in the basement of the parking garage next to the building, and there is street parking at St. James Place.

Metro lines 20 and 32 have stops near our location. The ACGL selects candidates based on their commitment to the public service and their suitability for admission under Rule 711. Students who wish to extend their internship to the next semester will also be considered. Below is a map of our new location located outside loop 610 between I-10 and I-59: Immigrant Rights Hotline: 1-833-468-4664 Houston Immigration Legal Services Cooperative Immigrant Rights Hotline: 1-833-HOU-IMMI (468-4664) Are you interested in applying for DACA for the first time? Sign up for a free information session: Buy your tickets for this year`s I AM SOMEBODY annual benefit.

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