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Community Immigration Law Center

  • Location:
    944 E. Gorham
    Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone:
    (608) 640-4444
  • Fax:
    (608) 640-4447
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

The Community Immigration Law Center is a non-profit organization which offers free legal representation to detained non-citizens in removal proceedings (must meet eligibility requirements) and a free walk-in (currently all virtual) immigration clinic to Wisconsin residents, which occurs every 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 2pm-5pm. The clinic is first come, first serve, and each person will receive a private consultation with a volunteer immigration lawyer about their case.

Counties served: Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk
Detention Facilities Served: Dodge Detention Facility (WI), Kenosha County Detention Center (WI)

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Removal hearings
Types of immigration legal services provided: Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Non-legal services: Citizenship / Civics classes, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: No
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: This organization is able to serve clients statewide. Legal services offered to detained individuals in deportation proceedings are offered free of charge, granted they meet eligibility requirements.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 3
Is organization BIA recognized? No
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 0

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)


Volunteer Coordinator
Laura Graham