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Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus

We provide legal help to low-income community members and resources to help you understand your rights. Call us at 415-896-1701 or fill out the Contact Us form. We offer free legal consultation and, in some cases, representation to community members on immigration matters, housing, workers' rights, and civil and constitutional rights, including unjust surveillance, profiling, and police misconduct. Scroll down for a Q&A with more resources on issues from evictions to deportation orders to workplace harassment.

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Legal Clinics

Call us at (415) 896-1701 for free and confidential legal information, assistance, and referrals for low-income community members. Dial “0” for our receptionist. We offer legal clinics in immigration, housing, workers' rights, and national security & civil rights.

For all legal services, please bring any form of photo identification, proof of income (paystub, medical records, bank statements, etc.), and any or all documents related to your legal questions. When you make an appointment, please let us know your language preference.

Eviction, Harassment, and Rent Relief

I am a tenant in San Francisco and need legal assistance. How do I get in touch?

Our walk-in legal clinics are currently closed due to COVID-19. For assistance, call (415) 896-1701 and press "0" to speak with our front desk staff and leave a message. Our staff speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin, and we may have capacity for other languages.

If you are facing imminent eviction, you can also call the Eviction Defense Collaborative's legal assistance line at (415) 659-9184 or email legal@evictiondefense.org.

You can also find information about your housing rights and answers to frequently asked questions.

Surveillance, Profiling, and Immigration Barriers

I’m getting questions from police, FBI, DHS, or other government agents. What are my rights?

We hold free legal clinics to provide assistance with government questioning, harassment, and surveillance; problems when entering the U.S.; and problems boarding flights. To schedule an appointment, please call (415) 848-7714.

The ACLU created a pamphlet about people’s rights if you are stopped by the police, immigration agents, or the FBI. You can read the pamphlet in English, Farsi, Indonesian Bahasa, Somali, Tagalog, Urdu, Chinese, and Arabic.

Our team also created a resource with ACLU and CAIR to help community members know your rights if the FBI contacts you or knocks on your door. You can read about your rights in English, Arabic, and Farsi.

I’m a member of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and/or South Asian communities. How can I learn about my rights?

To schedule an appointment during one of our free legal clinics, please call (415) 848-7714. You can also learn about your rights in a pamphlet our team created with ACLU and CAIR California. The pamphlet is available in English, Arabic, and Farsi. Our partners at CLEAR also created a guide to help Muslim communities know their rights while traveling by plane, which is available in English, Arabic, Bangla, and Urdu.

Workers' Rights

I'm struggling with unpaid wages, wrongful termination, or unemployment insurance benefits. What can I do?

We provide free and confidential legal consultations to low-income workers throughout California, including undocumented workers and workers with limited English proficiency. To schedule an appointment, please call (415) 896-1701 and select "0."

I'm facing discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or health and safety concerns at my job. How can I get help?

We provide free and confidential legal consultations to low-income workers throughout California, including undocumented workers and workers with limited English proficiency. In some limited cases, we are able to provide legal representation. To schedule an appointment, please call (415) 896-1701 and select "0."

Immigrant Rights, Detention, and Deportation

I was arrested by ICE after contact with local or state law enforcement. How do I get in touch?

If you or a loved one were arrested by ICE after contact with local or state law enforcement (sheriff, police, state prison, jail) please call (415) 896-1701 and press “0.” You can also call your local rapid response hotline.

I live in San Francisco and am trying to become a permanent U.S. resident or citizen. What can I do?

Please call (415) 896-1701 and press “0” to make an appointment at one of our free legal clinics. Bring proof of income and any documents related to your questions.

I’m trying to seek relief from deportation for myself or a loved one. What should I do?

Please call (415) 896-1701 and press “0” to make an appointment at one of our free legal clinics. Please bring proof of income and any documents related to your questions.

I have a conviction and I’m interested in applying for a pardon or a commutation. Can you help?

A pardon restores rights, such as the ability to obtain a professional license. In some cases, a pardon can also prevent deportation. Read our Guide to California Pardons to learn more about the process for applying for a pardon.

People serving a sentence for a criminal conviction can petition the California Governor to have their sentences commuted. Read the California Coalition for Women Prisoners Guide to Commutations for more information about applying for a commutation.

Please call (415) 896-1701 and press “0” if you have questions about your pardon or commutation application.