Community Legal Center (CLC)

The Community Legal Center’s mission is to provide civil legal services to those with limited means and those at risk, including populations not served by other legal aid agencies. This comes from our conviction that regardless of ones’ circumstances in life, each person deserves the opportunity to seek justice.

Since its inception in 1994, the CLC has provided civil legal services to Memphians of modest means. The Civil Program serves Memphis’ “working poor” whose income falls below the living wage level. 
The Immigrant Justice Program (IJP) serves persons in Memphis Immigration Court’s geographic jurisdiction whose income falls below a living wage.

The CLC also works extensively with victims of elder abuse and provides assistance to those seeking to represent themselves in divorce proceedings through its Pro Se Divorce Clinic.

Cases the CLC handles:
Landlord/tenant disputes
Garnishments
Non-contested guardianships
Contract disputes
Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, and other Probate Matters
Non-contested divorces
Non-contested adoptions
Social Security Appeals
Elder abuse cases
Conservatorship
Mediation

Cases the CLC does NOT handle include:
Criminal Cases
Employment cases
Civil rights violations
Bankruptcies
Insurance
Personal injury
Medical malpractice
Copyright cases
Child support
Child custody
Disability cases
Social Security Claims
Contested divorces

The IJP Program only handle family-based applications, humanitarian immigration relief, and representation in removal proceedings. CLC does not handle student visas or employment-based immigration.

CLC services include:
Adjustment of Status
Asylum
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
DACA Renewal
I-130 Petitions for Alien Relative
I-589 Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal
Naturalization
Representation in Removal Proceedings
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
T-Visas for victims of human trafficking
U-Visas for victims of crime
Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA) Self-Petitions

Call the CLC for more information.

Service Office; Organization, Shelby County
ZIP: 37501, 37544, 38002, 38014, 38016, 38017, 38018, 38027, 38028, 38029, 38053, 38054, 38055, 38083, 38088, 38101, 38103, 38104, 38105, 38106, 38107, 38108, 38109, 38110, 38111, 38112, 38113, 38114, 38115, 38116, 38117, 38118, 38119, 38120, 38122, 38124, 38125, 38126, 38127, 38128, 38130, 38131, 38132, 38133, 38134, 38135, 38136, 38137, 38138, 38139, 38141, 38145, 38147, 38148, 38150, 38151, 38152, 38157, 38159, 38161, 38163, 38165, 38166, 38167, 38168, 38173, 38174, 38175, 38177, 38181, 38182, 38183, 38184, 38186, 38187, 38188, 38190, 38193, 38194, 38197