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:
Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives, and other Probate Matters
Social Security Appeals
Elder abuse cases
Cases the CLC does NOT handle include:
Civil rights violations
Social Security Claims
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
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
I-130 Petitions for Alien Relative
I-589 Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal
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.