Community Legal Support Services

​The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) funds qualified non-profits​ ​to provide immigration legal services free of charge ​in the following categories:

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application assistance
  • Other immigration remedies application assistance
  • Naturalization; legal training and technical assistance; and education and outreach application assistance
  • Legal screening to identify potential immigration pathways

These non-profit organizations provide legal services to immigrants residing in California free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis. 

To access a comprehensive list of providers, download the​ list here. For referrals to other qualified immigration attorneys who may charge a fee for their services, please consult "Lawyer Referral Services on the Other Resources page.

Qualified non-profits are directly connected to all 23 CSU campuses. CSU students, faculty, and staff can check with their respective campus to find more information about hours of operation, how to make an appointment, and the location of legal services.