If you are a student at Penn State seeking to consult an attorney, you may be eligible for services through the Penn State Student Legal Services. Their website is http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/legalservices/. Additionally, international students may use the resources provided by Penn State’s Office of Global Programs. Their website is https://global.psu.edu/.
Free Legal Services Providers List (Updated December 2021)
*The Pennsylvania organizations list was compiled by the Executive Office for Immigration Review within the U.S. Department of Justice.
Find Legal Help
Immi works with legal aid organizations across the U.S. to connect immigrants to legal help.
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
1331 G Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005-3141
Phone: (202) 507-7500
AILA’s Immigration Lawyer Search: http://www.ailalawyer.com/
AILA Rapid Response Legal Check-Up
“What qualifies a lawyer to be a part of this service? All lawyers:
- have been an approved AILA member for at least 2 years;
- carry professional liability insurance worth a minimum of $100,000 worth of coverage;
- have completed at least 9 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) classes within the last year; and
- are licensed and in good standing with a State Bar Association.”
Immigration Advocates Network (IAN)
Pro Se Materials
Self-Help Guide for Asylum-Seekers, Penn State Law Center for Immigrant's Rights, the University of Maine's School of Law's Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, the Immigrant Legal Advocavy Project, and THRIVE International Programs.
Deciding whether to apply for asylum in the United States blog post to orient to the asylum process. (Spanish here)
Your Immigration Case While in Prison: Know Your Rights and What to Expect (English), Immigrants' Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School on behalf of Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco and Centro Legal de la Raza, November 14, 2019. (en Espanol)
The United States Department of Justice offers self-help materials.
For the Community: Asylum Resources, Penn State Law Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic, June 14, 2019.
Updated Florence Project Pro Se Immigrant Advocacy Materials
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies: Support for Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking Protection in the United States (Spanish, Haitian and Creole)
Vera Institute of Justice, Legal Materials (English)
Stanford Law School Immigrants' Rights Clinic and Centro Legal de la Raza, Pro Se Manual on Reinstatement of Removal (English and Spanish)
The Center for Immigrants’ Rights is providing these links to you only as a convenience and does not imply endorsement by Penn State Law.