Legal Aid

CHRISTIAN LEGAL AID
CLINIC DIRECTORY

 

Chapters are listed in alphabetical order by state please click on the state corresponding with the chapter you are looking for.  The individual clinics have their own requirements when it comes to helping someone with their legal issues.  This list is not to be used for solicitation purposes.

AZ - CO        DE - FL        GA - IN        KS - MI       MN - NM        NY - PA        TN - WA

ARIZONA 

Arizona Justice Center
Steve Keist, Director
5534 W. Palmaire Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
623-847-2772
http://azjusticecenter.org

Christian Legal Society of Tucson Christian Legal Aid Program
Jim Richardson, Coordinator                               
11410 N Ingot Loop
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
(520) 850-0161
james.richardson@azbar.org 
Serving clients of the Tucson Gospel Rescue Mission Men’s and Women’s Centers.

 

CALIFORNIA

Christian Legal Aid Office

Julie Resner, Director
Bobbie Guice, Office Manager                  Michael Peffer, Staff Attorney
2200 North Grand Avenue                        Ken Chinn, Board Director
Santa Ana, CA 92705                               Joy Statler, Board Director 
Intake Line: (714) 796-7156
help@christianlegalaidoffice.com
http://www.christianlegalaidoffice.com/ 
Serving low income and Christian non-profit agencies referred by Orange County churches and rescue missions.

Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
Sarah McKendricks, Executive Director 
333 W. Florence Ave 
Inglewood, CA 90301
(323) 319-3559
Sarah@cla-la.org
www.cla-la.org
Serving clients across Los Angeles County that satisfy very low income guidelines by pursuing justice, bringing hope and changing lives.

Pepperdine University Legal Aid Clinic
Brittany S. Otey Director
Union Rescue Mission
545 South San Pedro Street
PO Box 53629
Los Angeles, CA 90053-0629
(213) 347-6300
Brittany.Stringfellow@pepperdine.edu
Serving clients of the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles

San Diego Christian Legal Aid (SDCLA)
Jeff LePere, President
P.O. Box 159
Vista, CA 92085
(858) 230-2321 Appointment Line
SDCLegalAid@gmail.com
Serving needy clients from throughout San Diego County with current sites in Rancho Bernardo and Vista

 

COLORADO 

Christian Legal Clinic of Metro Denver
Jim Helfrich
Allen-Vellone, LLP
1600 Stout St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303)534-4499 / Fax (720) 214-2797
jhelfrich@allen-vellone.com 
www.allen-vellone.com
Serving the clients of the Denver Rescue Mission, the Salvation Army, Providence Network, and Centro San Juan Diego. 

Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic
Steve Thompson, JAMLAC Director
913 N. Wyandot Street
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 839-1008
sthompson@milehilemin.org                                        
www.milehighmin.org/jamlac 
Serving the clients of the Denver Rescue Mission, the Salvation Army, Joy House and Chaya House (Open Doors), Joshua Station, Dry Bones Denver, Champa House (DRM) and others.


 

DELAWARE

Mission Legal Aid Clinic
Rev. Tom Laymon, Executive Director
Sunday Breakfast Mission
110 N. Poplar Street.
Wilmington, DE 19899
(302) 652-8314                
tlaymon@sundaybreakfastmission.org                 
www.sundaybreakfastmission.org 
Serving the clients of the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington, Delaware.

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Archdiocesan Legal Network
Cardinal James Hickey Center
James Bishop, Esq.
924 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 350-4305 | (202) 772-4325 (En Español)
James.Bishop@CatholicCharitiesDC.org
Serving the needs of the poor in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Christian Legal Aid of the District of Columbia (CLADC) 
PO Box 70555
Washington, DC  20024
(202) 710-0592

http://www.christianlegalaid-dc.org

info@christianlegalaid-dc.org


Operating at:
a)   APPA Ministry Center Clinic 
    
  DJ Choi And Yodi Halle-Miriam, Clinic Directors
      APPA Ministry Center 
      319 R Street NW 
      Washington, DC 20001 
      VOICE MAIL: (202) 315-3960/ Direct:  (202) 710-0592 
     
Serving clients of the APPA Ministry Center and general homeless population of Washington, D.C.  Clinics generally meet on 2nd Saturday morning of each month 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

b)   Central Union Mission Clinic 
      Jonathan Ng and Samuel Logan, Clinic Directors
      65 Massachusetts Ave. NW
      Washington, DC  20001
Serving residents and overnight guests of the Central Union Mission.  Clinics meet on 4th Tuesday of each month from 7 – 9 P.M.         

d)  Southeast White House Clinic 
     Brandon Smith and Roy Abindranath, Clinic Directors                          
     2909 Pennsylvania S.E. 
     Washington, DC  20020 
Serving the clients at Southeast White House.  Meets on 3rd Saturday of each month 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

 

FLORIDA

CLS Pro Bono Project
Blane McCarthy, Director
P.O. Box 56860
Jacksonville, FL 32241
(904) 391-0091 / Fax: (904) 391-6888
bgm@bgmccarthy.com 
Serving the clients of City Rescue Mission and others in the Jacksonville area

Christian Legal Center
Felicita Jomp
(787) 242-3333
jomplaw@yahoo.com

Legal Ministry H.E.L.P., Inc.
Susan Ojeda, Esq., Director
c/o Faith Baptist Church of Brandon
1118 N. Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL 33510
(813) 654-0836, ext. 309/ Fax (813) 654-7239
legalministry@christianlaw.org    
http://www.faithbaptistbrandon.com   
Serving clients of a church-based ministry in the greater Tampa area.

Lighthouse Christian Legal Center
Annette Pitts, Esq., Director
1085 Mason Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32117

http://www.lighthouselaw.org/
An Outreach Ministry of Westside Baptist Church "seeking justice with the love of God" in the Greater Daytona Beach area of Central Florida.

 

GEORGIA

Diakonia Christian Legal Services, Inc.
Jason Waymire, Director
165 Pulaski Street
Athens, Georgia 30601
(706) 208-1220
diakonia.admin@gmail.com
Serving low-income clients in Athens, Georgia.

Georgia Justice Project
Douglas B. Ammar, Executive Director
438 Edgewood Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 827-0027 / Fax: (404) 827-0026
doug@gip.org           
www.gjp.org
Providing intensive comprehensive help to certain persons charged with crimes living in the Atlanta area.

 

ILLINOIS 

Administer Justice
Eric Nelson, Executive Director
1750 Grandstand Place          
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 844-1100
enelson@AdministerJustice.org
http://www.administerjustice.org
Serving many diversified needs of the poor in the area of the Fox Valley Evangelical Free Church in West Dundee.i

Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Gretchen Slusser, Executive Director
740 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL  60642
(312) 738-2452 / Fax: (312) 850-4783
gretchenslusser@cgla.net        
www.cgla.net 
Providing legal services in Chicago that strengthen lives, families and communities. 

Micah Legal Aid Clinic
Grace and Brant Newgard
2804 W. Belmont Ave., Suite 101
Chicago, IL  60618
(773) 463-6768
gracehlim@gmail.com      
www.micahlegalaid.com 
Legal advice and referral clinic serving the low-income residents of Logan Square and surrounding neighborhoods in Chicago in the areas of family law, domestic violence, housing, employment, unemployment, consumer, and other areas. 

 

INDIANA 

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
Josh Abel, Executive Director
3333 N. Meridian Street, 2nd Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 429-4131 / Fax: (317) 429-4130
jabel@nclegalclinic.org  
http://www.nclegalclinic.org
Serving diversified needs of low-income inner-city and Latino clients in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Notre Dame Legal Aid Clinic
Jennifer Ihns, Director
Notre Dame University
725 Howard Street
South Bend, IN 46617
Contact: Indiana Legal Services (574) 631-7795
E-mail: jihns@nd.edu  
Website: http://law.nd.edu/currentstudents/academics/legal_aid.html#
Serving the needs of certain of the poor in the area on a referral only basis.

 

  

KANSAS 

Wichita Christian Legal Aid
Lura Unger, Clinic Coordinator
445 N. Waco
Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 269-2284
lura@shultzlaw.net 
Serving the needs of clients at the Union Rescue Mission, World Impact, Hilltop Urban Church and other homeless, poverty agencies and churches.

The Zenas Project
Scott Nehrbass, Director
Foulston Siefkin LLP
32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600
9225 Indian Creek Parkway
Overland Park, Kansas 66210
(913) 498.2100  Fax  (866) 347.1472 FAX
snehrbass@foulston.com 
Serving the needs of poor and needy clients at the City Union Mission, Kansas City Rescue Mission and Westport United Methodist Church.

 

MARYLAND 

Good Samaritan Advocates of Covenant Life Church (GSA at CLC)
7501 Muncaster Mill Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Ph.  (301) 869-2800
www.GSAdvocates.org
Serving our poor, low income, and moderate income neighbors in greater Washington, DC. Legal clinic held 2nd Saturday of each month.


Maryland Christian Legal Society's Legal Aid Ministry of Baltimore (LAMB)
Peter Cairns., Director             
c/o Workers’ Comp Law Firm, L.L.C.
1513 Martin Blvd
Baltimore, MD  21220
(410) 574-8000
peter.cairns1@gmail.com
Serving the needs of the clients of the Helping Up Mission in downtown Baltimore, 1029 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD  21202-4705, as well as other indigent clients who reach us through our advertisements in local publications.

MICHIGAN

Christian Legal Aid of Lansing
Jon E. Maire               
Cristo Rey Community Center
1717 N. High Street
Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 655-4225 (Jon); 912-224-4724 (Jon cell); 912-790-1175                                  
jemaire@earthlink.net 
Serving the needs of the poor in the Greater Lansing Area.  

Christian Legal Aid of Southeast Michigan
Douglas L. Toering
Toering Law Firm, PLLC
888 W. Big Beaver, Suite 750
Troy, MI 48084-4745
(248) 269-2020 / Fax: (248) 269-2025
dltoering@aol.com 
Serving the needs of low-income persons served by the St. Vincent de Paul Family Centers in Detroit and Pontiac, and others in the Metropolitan Detroit area.

Christian Legal Aid of Southwest Michigan
Michael Willis
Willis Law, PLC
491 W. South Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 492-1040
mjwillis@willislawyers.com 
Serving the poor and needy at the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission and others in the Kalamazoo area.  

West Michigan Christian Legal Aid
Ron Foster
Attorney at Law
511 Baldwin Street
Jenison, MI 49428
(616) 667-2728
rfosteresq@aol.com 
Serving the needs of the clients of Mel Trotter Ministries and others in Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

 

MINNESOTA

Park Avenue Walk-in Legal Clinic
Host: Peace and Hope International
3400 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(615) 825-6864, ext. 564 (church) or (612) 341-3302 Ext. 114 (work) 
Fax (615) 222-3599 
cbeebepeaceandhope@gmail.com
Serving the needs of the clients of the outreach network of the Foundation at the Park Avenue United Methodist Church.

Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid
John Rock, President                           Paul Baertschi, Treasurer       
120 S. 6th St., Ste. 1100                       920 Second Ave. S., Ste. 1540
Minneapolis, MN  55402                      Minneapolis, MN  55402 
(612) 573-3682                                    (612) 337-5577/ Fax:  (612) 349-3995  
jrock@rocklawllc.com                          baertschi@integra.net                                                        

Serving the needs of clients of New Hope Center, the First Covenant Church, the Union Gospel Mission of St. Paul and  other agencies for the poor and homeless (www.tccla.org).

 

MISSISSIPPI 

Mission First Legal Aid Office
Patricia C. Gandy, Director
275 Roseneath Street
Jackson, MS 39203
(601) 608-0050 / Fax:  (601) 608-0054
gandy@mc.edu
Serving the poor and needy in Jackson through Mission First and other ministries.
Read a recent article about the legal aid office.

 

MISSOURI 

New Covenant Legal Services
Restore St. Louis
112 South Hanley Road, Suite 200
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 726-6489
http://restorestlouis.org/about-us-2/new-covenant-legal-services/
Operating at the two locations of: (1) Jubilee Community Church; and (2) Restore St. Louis.  Information regarding both locations can be obtained by calling the phone number directly above.


NEW JERSEY 

Immigrant Hope Clifton NJ
Grace Church
3 Hazel Street
Clifton, NJ 07011
howard.williams@immigranthope.org
www.immigranthope.org
Phone 973-772-7602
BIA recognized immigration legal provider

Christian Legal Aid Project of Elizabeth
Kirk Nelson, Director
Liberty Center
1121 Elizabeth Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
(908) 289-6322
dreikirk@me.com
www.helpme.org 
Serving the needs of the clients of Liberty Center and other poor and needy in Elizabeth and Newark New Jersey.

Susan P. McCourt Friedel, Esq.
Messina Law Firm
961 Holmdel Road
Holmdel, N.J. 07733
732-332-9300 phone
cell 908-601-5757
732-332-9301 fax
www.forgivendebtlawyer.com

 

NEW MEXICO 

New Mexico Christian Legal Aid, Inc.
Jim Roach, Director
Law Office of James Roach
300 Central Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-4419
roachlawfirm@yahoo.com 
Serving the needs of the clients of Joy Junction, Albuquerque Rescue Mission, Noon Day Ministries (an inner city church ministry), and the needy of Albuquerque churches and other  Christian agencies.

  

NEW YORK

Brooklyn Jubilee
320 7th Avenue, PMB #261
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 249-6359
brooklynjubilee@brooklynjubilee.org                             
www.brooklynjubilee.org 
Serving the poor and needy in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Williamsburg as a project of Park Slope Presbyterian Church & Resurrection Presbyterian Church.

Open Hands Legal Services, Inc.
C. J. Masimore, Executive Director
244 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2129
New York, NY  10001
Sandy Stefanski, Program Coordinator
www.openhandslegalservices.org 
Providing legal services for the poor and needy in New York City in partnership with Father's Heart Ministries in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Jericho Road Legal Aid Clinic
Andy Fleming, President
184 Barton Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
andy@cf-legal.com
JRLAC provides legal services to poor and low income resident s of the West Side of Buffalo in the areas of family law, housing and landlord tenant law, labor and employment law, and immigration law.

OHIO

Scranton Road Legal Clinic
Scranton Road Ministries C.D.C.
Christopher Whitmore, Program Director
3095 Scranton Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 861-5323 / Fax (216) 861-7524
legalclinic@scrantonroadministries.org
www.scrantonroadministries.org
Serving Cleveland's west side neighborhoods with brief advice and community legal education workshops.


 OKLAHOMA 

Trinity Legal Clinic of Oklahoma, Inc.
Lori A. Young, Executive Director
PO Box 7868
Edmond, OK 73013
(405) 410-4544
lyoung@trinitylegal.org 
Serving the poor and needy in the Oklahoma City area.

Tulsa Dream Center – Legal Assistance
200 W. 46th St N
Tulsa, OK 74126
918-430-9984
http://tulsadreamcenter.org/causes/legal-assistance/
Serving the clients in poverty of the Tulsa Dream Center and others in the Tulsa area. 

Tulsa University College of Law CLS Christian Legal Aid Clinic
Keith Bartsch, Director
525 S. Main Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 528-8877
kbartsch@ahn-law.com 
Serving the clients of the John 3:16 Mission in Tulsa.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh
Lauren Darbouze, Executive Director 
801 Union Place
Pittsburgh, PA  15212
(412) 622-0232 
ldarbouze@clapittsburgh.org
www.clapittsburgh.org
Serving clients in the Pittsburgh area.


 

Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia
4455 N. 6th St., Ste. 100                      
Philadelphia, PA 19140
www.clcphila.org 

Operating at: 

a) Ayuda Legal Clinic @ Joy in the City
    (215) 399-0064
    www.ayudacc.org 
Serving the needs of the clients of the Ayuda Community Center in North Philadelphia. 

b)  Salvation Army Legal Clinic @ Salvation Army West Philidelphia Corps Community Center 
  
  5501 N. Market St. 
     Philadelphia, PA  19139 
     (215) 399-0064 
Serving the needs of the clientele of the, Salvation Army West Philadelphia facility and Salvation Army stations throughout the Delaware Valley.

c)  Carroll Park Community Legal Clinic @ Sweet Union Baptist Church
      1536 N. 59th St.
      Philadelphia, PA  19151
      (215) 399-0064

d) South Philadelphia Legal Clinic @ The Aquinas Center
     1700 Fernon St. 
     Philadelphia, PA 19145
     (215) 399-0064 ext. 5

e) Chester Legal Clinic @ Cityteam Ministries
     634 Sproul St. 
     Chester, PA 19013
     (215) 399-0064 ext. 6

Washington City Mission
84 West Wheeling Street
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 228-9240
Mbates@citymission.org

TENNESSEE

Compassionate Counsel 
Nicholas M. Tidwell, Founder and President 
216 Centerview Drive, Suite 317
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 (615) 970-0434
nick@compassionatecounsel.org
www.compassionatecounsel.org  
 

In response to the commands of Jesus and the obvious need of those unable to pay for legal services, Compassionate Counsel exists as a Christian legal aid ministry to offer free legal advice, guidance, and in select cases, representation to those unable to pay for such service in the greater Nashville and Middle Tennessee area.

Murfreesboro Christian Legal Clinic
John T. Blankenship, Director
Blankenship & Blankenship Law
307 Hickerson Drive
Murfreesboro, TN  37129-3528
(615) 893-4160
john@blankenshiplawoffice.com
 

Serving the needs of the clients of the Salvation Army,1137 West Main Street,  West Murfreesboro, TN  37129 
(615) 895-7071.

 

TEXAS

CLS Houston Chapter
Stephen L. Moll, President
1000 Louisiana, Suite 3400
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 276-5833
smoll@gardere.com

 

L.A.W. (Legal Action Works) Center
Ken Koonce
City Squares Law Office
3902 Elm Street
Dallas, TX  72261
(214) 827-1000, Ext. 2122
Fax: (214) 827-1340
kkoonce@cdm-hope.org                                
http://www.citysquare.org/programs/hope/legal-action-works/
Serving the needs of clients in portions of Dallas on a sliding fee scale basis.

Legal Aid Ministries, Inc.
Jonathon D. Campbell
PO Box 742224
Dallas, TX 75374
(214) 207-6542
jcampbell@legalaidministries.com 
Serving the needs of poor and needy clients in the Dallas metro area.

 

UTAH

Mountain View Legal Clinic
Gary O. McKean, Director
2456 N. Cheryle Way
Layton, UT 84040
(801) 497-9340                      
gom.bowhunt@gmail.com 
Meeting the needs of low-income clients in Davis and Weber Counties.

 

VIRGINIA

Good Samaritan Advocates at Reston Bible Church (GSA at RBC)
45650 Oakbrook Court
Dulles, VA  20166
Ph.  (703) 404-5034
www.GSAdvocates.org
Serving our poor, low income, and moderate income neighbors in greater Washington, DC. Legal clinic held 3rd Saturday of each month.

Good Samaritan Advocates at Columbia Baptist Crossroads (GSA at CBC)
3245 Glen Carlyn Road
Falls Church, VA 22041
Ph.  (703) 534-5740 ext. 524
www.GSAdvocates.org
Serving our poor, low income, and moderate income neighbors in greater Washington, DC. Legal clinic held 4th Saturday of each month.

Good Samaritan Advocates
P.O. Box 11053
McLean, VA 22102
www.GSAdvocates.org
(general inquiries and requests)

 

 

WASHINGTON

Open Door Legal Services
David Mace, Director
Open Door Legal Services
P.O. Box 14165
Seattle, WA  98114
Serving at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission
318 2nd Ave. Ext. South
Seattle, WA  98104
(206) 682-4642
(206) 903-6504 (fax)
dmace@ugm.org 
www.opendoorlegalservices.org
http://www.ugm.org/ProgramsLegal.asp 

Serving homeless and very poor clients, primarily residing in shelters, in Seattle, Bellevue and Everett, Washington.
                             

Union Gospel Mission of Spokane Christian Legal Aid Clinic
Greg Barclay, Director of Volunteers
1224 E. Trent
Spokane, WA 99220
(509) 535-8510
Greg.barclay@ugmspokane.org                       

www.ugmspokane.org 
Serving clients of the Union Gospel Mission.

CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY
8001 Braddock Road Suite 302
Springfield, Virginia 22151
Phone:  703.642.1070
Email:  clshq@clsnet.org

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