| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Catholic Charities Legal Services of Miami (Miami Office)

  • Location:
    28 W. Flagler St.
    10th Floor
    Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone:
    (305) 373-1073
  • Fax:
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. (CCLS) is a 501(c)(3) organization established under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Miami. Catholic Legal Services, formerly known as Catholic Charities Legal Services, was created on January 8, 1998 when the Haitian services G.W.L. Legal Project (1994) merged with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network in Miami. CCLS represents low-income immigrants without reference to their race, religion, gender, ethnic group, or other distinguishing characteristics.

Counties served: Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe
Detention Facilities Served: Broward Transitional Center (FL), Glades County Detention Center (FL), Krome Service Processing Center (FL)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, 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
Languages spoken: Chinese, English, French, Haitian Creole, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: A nominal fee is charged only to those who do not qualify under a "no fee for service" program.


Volunteer Coordinator
Paola Bichara Torres
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