Legal Aid Clinics

Defending the Dream Initiative – American University Washington College of Law
Defending the AU Dream Initiative provides free general consultations and if possible, full legal representation to currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students in the D.C. metropolitan area, on immigration matters including but not limited to:

  • DACA renewal
  • TPS Renewal
  • Green card application or renewal
  • Naturalization
  • Humanitarian-based relief (i.e. asylum, U and T visas)

The Dream Initiative provides free immigration legal services to all currently enrolled college students (from community colleges through graduate school) in the DMV, including those at Trinity. They provide free legal consultations as well as full representation on DACA applications, Advance Parole applications (for study abroad potentially), citizenship applications, green card applications, asylum applications, U/T visas, VAWA (for survivors of intimate partner violence), and deportation defense in immigration court.

Email: to inquire, please include your name, contact information, and school affiliation; do not include details about your case, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Ayuda Legal Services: Immigration Law Consultations
DC Office: 6925 B Willow Street NW
Washington, DC 20012

Virginia Office: 2755 Hartland Road, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22043
Hours: Consultations are held every Thursday morning and require an appointment.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington
Catholic Charities Legal Network
924 G St., NW
Washington, DC 20004
PhoneL 202-350-4305 | 202-772-4325 (En Español)
Immigration Legal Services also available at four walk-in intake locations available throughout the region
Phone: 202-772-4352
*You do not need to be Catholic to use these services

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington
Hogar Immigrant Services
6301 Little River Turnpike
Suite 300, Alexandria, VA  22312
Phone: 703-534-9805
General office hours: Monday–Thursday, 9am- 5pm
*You do not need to be Catholic to use these services

Columbus Community Legal Services Catholic University
3602 John McCormack Rd. NE
Washington, D.C. 20064
Phone: 202-319-6788
Paul Kurth; Managing Director Email:
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
Main Office:  1331 H Street, NW Suite 350
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:  202.628.1161
Initial Interview Hours: Mondays 12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Thursdays 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

THE “BIG CHAIR” – SE: The Anacostia Professional Building
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ave., SE Suite 201
Washington, D.C. 20020
Initial Interview Hours: Mondays 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Immigration Advocates Network
The National Immigration Legal Services Directory is a place to search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or detention facility. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory. If you have questions, please see our list of frequently asked questions or email us at

Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP)
680 Rhode Island Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: Call 202-832-NLSP (6577) or come to one of our three neighborhood offices for assistance.
Intake Hours for New Cases: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm