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.

Due to concerns regarding the transmission of the Coronavirus, walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice. Instead, we will be providing telephone intakes, and then telephone or video consultations. We will do our best to return all calls within 24 hours, except during weekends. In-person appointments will be limited, and may include clients who do not have ongoing access to the phone/Internet, and clients who need to receive legal documents.

Debido a las preocupaciones con respecto a la transmisión del Coronavirus, las horas sin cita/citas en persona se cancelan hasta nuevo aviso. En su lugar, proporcionaremos entrevistas telefónicas y consultas telefónicas o por video.

Las llamadas serán devueltas dentro de las 24 horas hábiles. Reuniones en persona reservadas para citas esenciales y / o para clientes que no tienen acceso al teléfono / Internet para enviar y enviar recibir documentos legales, pero no garantizado.

All of our services are provided in English or Spanish.

To get started, please call/ Para comenzar, por favor llame: (323) 993-7670

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.

For our Legal Advocacy Project for Survivors’ warm line, please call/ Para nuestra línea de atención del Proyecto de Defensa Legal para Sobrevivientes, llame al: (323) 993-7649

Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

El horario comercial es de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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.


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

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