Legal Services

African Services Committee provides free civil legal services and immigration representation to people living with HIV. In addition, African Services Committee offers low fee immigration services for immigrants regardless of HIV status.

Our legal team is staffed by multilingual attorneys, paralegals and law interns and provides representation in the following areas:

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Civil Legal Services

  • Landlord/ tenant problems including threat of eviction, housing discrimination and bad housing conditions
  • Family law problems including custody, visitation, domestic violence and child support
  • Public assistance including HASA, SLF, food stamps, welfare, shelter allowances, Medicaid, and SSI
  • Job discrimination
  • Future planning such as health care proxies, living wills, guardianships and powers of attorney.

LGBT program

The LGBT Program at African Services Committee provides free comprehensive immigration services for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT), including representation in affirmative and defensive asylum cases, removal proceedings, family-based petitions and other forms of humanitarian immigration relief.

Immigrant Community Law Center (ICLC) a project of African Services Committee

Immigrant Community Law Center’s licensed attorneys provide affordable immigration legal services to all immigrants. Click here to go to ICLC's homepage

Speak with licensed attorneys at the Immigrant Community Law Center (ICLC) if you are in immigration court, or are thinking about getting a work permit, green card, citizenship, family petition and more. All are welcome regardless of race, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. All services are confidential.

A $40 fee for initial consultation with a licensed attorney will apply. The initial consultation with an ICLC licensed attorney typically covers review of an individual’s current status in the United States and discussion of what options may be available to adjust the individual’s immigration status.

Click here to learn more about ICLC’s consultation fee.

For a consultation* with an African Services immigration attorney, call 212-222-3882 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

*Some consultations will be subject to a $40 initial consultation fee. Click here for more information about the consultation fee.

We work in partnership and with the support of various organizations throughout New York including the New York Immigration Coalition, Libertas Center for Survivors of Torture, Human Rights First, Legal Services for New York and HIV Law Project to protect and promote the rights of immigrants.