Helping Immigrants Make Informed Legal Choices

Unlike others who face legal proceedings, individuals who face deportation are not guaranteed the right to free legal counsel. The Legal Education & Advocacy Program (LEAP) offers non-detained individuals who are facing removal proceedings through the Seattle Immigration Court information and referrals to resources that can help them navigate a complex legal system.

 

Family Group Legal Orientation Program

Who is served:

This program serves non-detained unrepresented Dedicated Docket families assigned to the Seattle Immigration Court.

Services offered:

The Family Group LOP informs families appearing before the Immigration Court on the adjudicating agencies’ practices, procedures, available legal options and other relevant resources. Orientations are conducted in multi-family group sessions and single-family sessions.

Learn more:
leap@lcsnw.org
206-816-3230

Immigration Court Helpdesk

Who is served:

The Helpdesk is available to non-detained unrepresented individuals facing removal proceedings in Seattle Immigration Court.

Services offered:

  • One-on-one information sessions offering the individual an opportunity to ask questions about immigration law and what to expect as their case moves forward in court.
  • Self-help workshops for immigrants who will be representing themselves in court. In these workshops, immigrants can prepare and practice with others who will be pursuing similar defenses against removal.
  • Pro bono outreach may be conducted for indigent respondents whose cases could especially benefit from the assistance of legal representation.
  • Group information sessions: in-person presentations at the immigration court that offer a broad overview of the immigration legal process and basic information on defenses against removal.

Learn more:
leap@lcsnw.org
206-816-3230

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