Legal Services Appointment Portal

Higher Education
Legal Services

Free immigration legal services and case support for students, staff, and faculty on California community college campuses statewide or virtually

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The California Community Colleges and the Higher Education Legal Services Appointment Portal do not capture information on undocumented students. California Community Colleges will not release personally identifiable student information related to immigration status unless required by judicial order. Use of this appointment scheduler is not required to receive free immigration legal services. If you do not wish to use this Legal Services Appointment Portal, click here for direct contact information (Opens in a new window).

What we do

The Higher Education Legal Services Project provides FREE immigration legal services to California Community Colleges students, faculty, and staff. This California-funded effort connects trusted legal service providers with individuals in need to assess their unique case and plan for their future. Priority for services is given to students, staff, faculty, dual-enrolled students, noncredit course students, and adult education students. DACA fees for eligible students attending California Community Colleges are covered. Starting November 1, 2023 application fees for Advance Parole and Naturalization will also be covered by the program. Funds are limited.

Immigration services

Free immigration legal services are available to students, staff, and faculty affiliated with the California Community Colleges.

Basic immigration legal assistance

  • Legal consultations to screen for immigration relief
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals
  • Family-based petitions
  • Naturalization/citizenship applications
  • Advance parole
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

Education and outreach

  • Informational webinars
  • Avoiding fraudulent legal services
  • Know Your Rights presentations (KYR)
  • Family Preparedness/Childcare Safety Plans
  • Public charge information

Services not included

Referrals may be provided

  • Removal Defense
  • Asylum applications

How to prepare to meet with your legal representative

Meeting with a legal representative can be an overwhelming experience. We understand that it may be challenging to know what to expect or what information to bring. You may have some questions in mind, such as

  • What information and documents do I need to take?
  • What questions will the person be able to answer?
  • What questions can I even ask them?
  • Will they be able to help me with my case right away?

These questions are hard to figure out if you have never interacted with a legal representative.

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