You should call a Community Legal Clinic (CLC) nearest you to get an appointment before you go. You should know that most Community Legal Clinics only serve people who live in their area. However, you may be able to get help from specialty clinics that help youth, and other groups.
What are my first steps?
You should call a community legal clinic before going there. To visit a clinic you need an appointment. To get an appointment, you should call first. After speaking to you, the clinic will decide whether or not to take you as a client and book an appointment with you. Their decision depends on:
- Your financial situation
- Type of legal problem
- Where you live
Check this online list to find a clinic near you. You can find the clinic phone number on their website. People at the clinics are there to answer your questions, so if you are unsure about anything, just ask! If they can’t help you directly, they can refer you to a place that might be able to help.
What are Specialty CLCs?
Speciality clinics may be able to help you even if you don’t live near the clinic. They focus on other things, like your cultural background, age, or HIV-status.
Some examples are: