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Low-Cost Legal Assistance and Self Help Tools in Dane County : Immigration

A list of legal assistance agencies and clinics in Dane County, WI. Organized by area of law.

Community Immigration Law Center

C/O Christ Presbyterian Church
944 East Gorham Street
Madison, WI 53703
Tel: (608) 640-4444
Fax: (608) 640-4447
Hours: 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m, 2nd at 4th Friday of each month. (*Note - In November and December, the clinics are only on the 2nd Friday of the month due to the holidays)

*Mar 2022 - Clinic is currently operating via phone, and not in-person*

Legal Assistance -  walk-in clinic to assist low-income immigrants with their immigration related issues by providing information, support, and referrals to immigration attorneys or accredited representatives. CILC also offers representation for detained non-citizens in removal proceedings. The representation covers all aspects of immigration court proceedings

Eligibility - Open to the public.

Costs - Free Services.

Staff - Several attorneys, community organizers and law students.

Publications - Website:

Immigrant Justice Clinic

Part of the UW Law School Economic Justice Institute; works in collaboration with the Community Immigration Law Center (CILC) (above).

Tel: 608-890-3753

Legal Assistance -   provide legal representation to low-income immigrants without representation in removal proceedings. The clinic also provides assessments of the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and conducts "Know Your Rights" presentations in the community. Also able to assist with those detained by Ice in the Dodge County Detention Center; those without legal status in the USA who have been victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, or any other crime; and those persecuted or tortured in their country of origin. 

Eligibility - low-income individuals without representation

Costs - Free Services

Staff -  Law students, supervised by attorneys.

Publications - Website:


Center for DREAMers - Part of UW Law School Economic Justice Institute in collaboration with Immigrant Justice Clinic

Legal Assistance - provides legal representation for DACAmented recipients across Wisconsin with focus on DACA renewals, applications for Advance Parole, and collateral applications including SIJS, U Visa, Asylum, Employment-based immigrant visas, and Deportation defense.

Eligibility - DACAmented recipients across Wisconsin

Costs - free services

Staff - includes a director, the ICJ director, ICJ clinical instructors, and graduate students in law and social work

Publications - Website: & legal-specific page: