Connecticut Legal Services (Stamford Office)
Connecticut Legal Services, Inc. provides a wide range of legal services to low-income and under-served communities in the state of Connecticut. CLS handles VAWA-related cases (VAWA, U, I-751 waivers), primarily on referral from domestic violence programs, and handles DACA cases. Call the statewide 1-800 number for DACA screening. Also, handles workplace U visas. Handles adjustments for VAWA and U visa applicants only, and work authorizations for VAWA, U, and DACA clients only. CLS does NOT handle citizenship cases or provide representation to those in detention. This office handles other civil legal issues regardless of immigration status such as housing, benefits, and domestic violence-related family law cases. Services are free to eligible clients who meet income guidelines. Call to determine eligibility and make an appointment.
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
|Types of immigration legal services provided:
||Filings with USCIS
|Other areas of legal assistance:
||Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Public Benefits
||Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
||Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
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||May also be able to serve clients from other counties. Clients are generally accepted primarily on referral from a domestic violence program. Call 1-800-798-0671 for DACA services.