Legal Aid



Christian legal aid clinics are listed below in alphabetical order by state (click on the state corresponding with the clinic where you need help).  The Christian Legal Society helps to start clinics, recruit attorneys, and provide resources, training, and support to them.  Each clinic is independent and has its own requirements for helping people with their legal issues. Please contact each clinic directly for help. This list may not be used for solicitation purposes.

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


Arizona Justice Center
Steve Keist, Director
5534 W. Palmaire Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301

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



Christian Legal Aid Office

Eddie Sun, President/Executive Director
Trinity Law School
2200 North Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Intake Line: (714) 796-7156

Serving low income and Christian churches/non-profit agencies to help the poor and needy.

Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles
Sarah McKendricks, Executive Director 
333 W. Florence Ave 
Inglewood, CA 90301
(323) 319-3559
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
Serving clients of the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles

San Diego Christian Legal Aid (SDCLA)
Jerry Hansen, President
302 N. Emerald Dr
Vista, CA 92083
(858) 230-2321 Appointment Line
Serving needy clients from throughout San Diego County with current sites in Vista, Rancho Bernardo, and City Heights.
Three clinics:

   -- Church at Rancho Bernardo, 11740 Bernardo Plaza Ct, Rancho Bernardo 92128 (2d Saturdays)
   -- The Bridge Church, 4346 54th St, San Diego (3d Saturdays)
   -- Tri-City Bible Church, 302 N. Emerald Dr, Vista (4th Saturdays)



Christian Legal Clinic of Metro Denver
Jim Helfrich
Allen-Vellone, LLP
1600 Stout St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303)534-4499 / Fax (720) 214-2797
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                                
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.



Mission Legal Aid Clinic
Randy Herndon, President
Sunday Breakfast Mission
110 N. Poplar Street.
Wilmington, DE 19899
(877) 306-HOME 
Serving the clients of the Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington, Delaware.



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

Three clinic locations:
a)   Third Street Church of God
  DJ Choi, Clinic Director
      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.  Generally meets on 2nd Saturday morning of each month 9:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

b)   Central Union Mission Clinic 
      Samuel Logan and Davy Trewolla, Jr., Clinic Directors
      65 Massachusetts Ave. NW
      Washington, DC  20001
Serving residents and overnight guests of the Central Union Mission.  Typically meets the second Friday of each month and the last Saturday of each month.         

c)  Southeast White House Clinic 
     Emily Maloney, Clinic Director                         
     2909 Pennsylvania S.E. 
     Washington, DC  20020 
Serving the clients at Southeast White House.  Meets on 3rd Saturday of each month 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

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



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

Christian Legal Center
Felicita Jomp
(787) 242-3333

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   
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
An Outreach Ministry of Westside Baptist Church "seeking justice with the love of God" in the Greater Daytona Beach area of Central Florida.



Diakonia Christian Legal Services, Inc.
Jason Waymire, Director
165 Pulaski Street
Athens, Georgia 30601
(706) 208-1220
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  
Providing intensive comprehensive help to certain persons charged with crimes living in the Atlanta area.



Administer Justice
Eric Nelson, Executive Director
1750 Grandstand Place          
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 844-1100
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 
Providing legal services in Chicago that strengthen lives, families and communities. 



Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
Chris Purnell, Executive Director
3333 N. Meridian Street, 2nd Floor
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 429-4131 / Fax: (317) 429-4130
Serving diversified needs of low-income clients in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

Notre Dame Law School - Economic Justice Clinic
Jennifer Ihns, Clinic Coordinator
Notre Dame University
725 Howard Street
South Bend, IN 46617
Contact: Indiana Legal Services (574) 631-7795
Serving the needs of certain of the poor in the area on a referral only basis.



Wichita Christian Legal Aid
Lura Unger, Clinic Coordinator
445 N. Waco
Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 269-2284 
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 
Serving the needs of poor and needy clients at the City Union Mission, Kansas City Rescue Mission and Westport United Methodist Church.



Good Samaritan Advocates of Covenant Life Church (GSA at CLC)
7501 Muncaster Mill Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Ph.  (301) 869-2800
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
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.


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                          
Serving the needs of the poor in the Greater Lansing Area.  

Christian Legal Aid of Southeast Michigan
Michael E. Williams
Williams Law Offices
22000 Springbrook Avenue, Suite 203
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 474-0670 or (248) 478-4779
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 
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 
Serving the needs of the clients of Mel Trotter Ministries and others in Grand Rapids and West Michigan.



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
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 (TCCLA)
First Covenant Church
810 S. 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
David Best, Executive Director
612 206 3748
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.



Mission First Legal Aid Office
Patricia C. Gandy, Director
275 Roseneath Street
Jackson, MS 39203
(601) 608-0056
To request a meeting, go to:
Serving the poor and needy in Jackson through Mission First and other ministries.
Read an article about the legal aid office.



New Covenant Legal Services
Al W. Johnson, Exec. Dir.
112 South Hanley Road, Suite 200
Clayton MO 63105
(314) 726-6489
Steve St. Pierre
Ministry Development
Restore St. Louis
(314) 726-2302 (ext.235)
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.


Immigrant Hope Clifton NJ
Grace Church
3 Hazel Street
Clifton, NJ 07011
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 
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



New Mexico Christian Legal Aid, Inc.
Jim Roach, Director
c/o Law Office of James Roach
300 Central Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 243-4419 
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.
Clinic meets at:
The Rock at Noon Day
2400 Second Street Albuquerque, NM 87102



Brooklyn Jubilee
320 7th Avenue, PMB #261
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 249-6359                    
Serving the poor and needy in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Williamsburg as a project of Park Slope Presbyterian Church & Resurrection Presbyterian Church. Because of our limited resources, Brooklyn Jubilee is presently only able to serve the clients of specific sites where we work. We cannot give legal advice by phone or email.

Open Hands Legal Services, Inc.
C. J. Masimore, Executive Director
315 E. 115th Street 
New York, NY 10029
Sandy Stefanski, Program Coordinator 
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
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.


Justice Matters
Libby Magee Coles, Esq.
Executive Director
PO Box 199
Durham, NC 27702
919-794-7511 Ext. 3
Specializing in trauma-informed immigration and family law services that protect children and help survivors of human trafficking and other traumas rebuild their lives. Provides legal services on a sliding scale basis to individuals residing in Durham, Wake, and Orange counties who qualify (based on our case acceptance criteria) in a number of legal areas.


Scranton Road Legal Clinic
Scranton Road Ministries C.D.C.
Sheila Fell, Program Director
3095 Scranton Road
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 861-5323 / Fax (216) 861-7524
Serving Cleveland's west side neighborhoods with brief advice and community legal education workshops.
SRLC can only assist people in the Greater Cleveland area.


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

Tulsa Dream Center – Legal Assistance
200 W. 46th St N
Tulsa, OK 74126
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 
Serving the clients of the John 3:16 Mission in Tulsa.



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


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

Operating at: 

a) Ayuda Legal Clinic @ Joy in the City
    (215) 399-0064 
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


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

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

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



Houston Legal Aid Center
Troy Sanchez, Exec. Dir.
(Cypress Bible Church Campus)

11711 Cypress North Houston Rd
Cypress, TX 77429

L.A.W. (Legal Action Works) Center
Ken Koonce, Director
City Squares Law Office
3902 Elm Street
Dallas, TX  72261
(214) 827-1000, Ext. 2122                       
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

Serving the needs of poor and needy clients in the Dallas metro area.



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



Good Samaritan Advocates at Reston Bible Church (GSA @ RBC)
45650 Oakbrook Court
Dulles, VA  20166
Ph.  (703) 404-5034
Serving our low income neighbors in Loudoun Co. and northern Virginia. Legal clinic held 3rd Saturday of each month.

Good Samaritan Advocates at Columbia Baptist Crossroads (GSA @ CBC)
3245 Glen Carlyn Road
Falls Church, VA 22041
Ph.  (703) 534-5740 ext. 524
Serving our low income neighbors in Fairfax Co. and northern Virginia. Legal clinic held 4th Saturday of each month.

Good Samaritan Advocates (administrative office)
P.O. Box 11053
McLean, VA 22102
(for general inquiries and requests)



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
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              
Serving clients of the Union Gospel Mission.

8001 Braddock Road Suite 302
Springfield, Virginia 22151
Phone:  703.642.1070

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