Immigration Law Project - Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is the nation’s largest community-based provider of LGBT-related legal services, supported by a team of staff and volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and interns.

We serve the legal needs of all LGBT people with a special focus on survivors of violence, undocumented immigrants, and transgender people. We also provide workshops, trainings, and technical assistance for institutions and service providers.

All of our services are provided in English or Spanish.

To schedule an appointment with any project in the Legal Services Department, as well as for information on walk-in hours and services, call: (323) 993-7670 (English and Spanish). Please leave a message stating your full name, phone number, and a brief description of how we can help. When returning calls, please note our number may appear blocked or private. All llegal services are confidential.

Current Walk-In hours for Intakes and Assessments:

Mondays, 1-5 p.m., at Center's offices at 1111 N. Las Palmas Ave., 90038
1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month, 1-5 p.m., at Mi Centro location, 553 S. Clarence St., 90033

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Immigration Law Project

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Provides legal consultations, preparation of documents, court representation and holistic support to protect members of the LGBTQ community fleeing persecution and torture in their countries of origin.

Services include:

  • Legal consultations and eligibility screenings for immigration relief
  • Assistance in preparing applications for asylum, withholding of removal, or protection under the Convention Against Torture
  • Representation before the Immigration Court (Executive Office of Immigration Review) and USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services)
  • Removal defense for persons detained at immigration detention centers
  • Assistance in applying for and renewing employment authorization (work permit)
  • Assisting victims of crime in applying for VAWA and U-Visas

 Our Legal Clinic can also assist clients in applying for permanent residency, naturalization, family and marriage petitions, and other administrative relief.


If you think you or your family member has a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Do not attempt to access emergency medical care through this contact email.

If you are an established client of the Center with a non-emergency medical question, please call 323-993-7500.

Examples of the kinds of questions that you can send to this email are:

  • What are your hours?
  • Do I have to have insurance to come there?
  • Can I get my name changed there?

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