Counsel and advice in all areas of immigration law, including assistance with various
immigration applications, and legal referrals
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Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association
The Immigration Legal Assistance Project provides, for a nominal fee, legal assistance and counseling to all categories of low-income persons. The project also provides immigration "services" for the private immigration bar. The project uses its limited resources to:
- Provide immigration legal advice for U.S. Citizens, immigrants, and aliens.
- Prepare immigration and naturalization forms.
- Translate, certify, notarize, and copy documents.
- Tie in lawyer referral service and all appropriate social service agencies.
- Train law students, attorneys, and volunteers in all aspects of immigration law and procedures.
Law Day: May 2, 2014: La Placita Olvera
reminding attorneys of our responsibility as attorneys to ensure that all persons
receive equal access to justice under the law
The Los Angeles County Bar Association's Immigration Legal Assistance Project and Immigration & Nationality Law Section hosted an Immigration Fair to provide free consultations, advice and attorney referrals for those seeking citizenship and/or legal residency in the United States as part of this year's Law Week. The Immigration Fair was started 24 years ago to help the immigrant community understand the laws that affect their lives and to promote a better understanding of the legal system for this underserved population.
Thirty-two attorneys provided consultations to approximately 100 persons seeking legal advice on their immigration cases. The Immigration Fair plays an important role in providing the immigrant community with accurate information about obtaining U.S. citizenship. With little money and/or access to licensed attorneys, many immigrants fall prey to "notarios" or immigration "consultants" who can provide costly and inaccurate information which could result in deportation.
Leticia Cobelo Fernandez dedicates her career to helping everyday people gain access to the immigration law.
Photo of volunteer attorney Leticia Cobelo Fernandez.
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