Most Common Questions
What does your organization do?
Our organization opens doors of equal opportunity for people affected by immigration law through extensive programs and services. CLIA has a staff composed of both immigration Attorneys and Department of Justice Accredited Representatives. We offer assistance in Spanish.
What makes you different from other offices and attorneys in town?
As a local nonprofit, we are committed to providing accessible legal immigration services to individuals who would otherwise have no access to representation, or who may struggle to afford a private attorney. Our services are designed to be both low cost and pro bono, ensuring that all members of our community have the opportunity to receive the legal assistance they need.
What Are the Payment Methods You Accept?
Our office accepts cash, checks, money orders, cashier checks, credit and debits cards. There is a $30.00 fee for any returned checks. There is a 3% fee for credit and debit card payments.
Are You the Right Law Firm for Me?
Our office is not motivated by profits or the bottom line. We were created to help those who would otherwise not have been able to afford quality legal services. CLIA cares about our clients and our return rate for future services proves that.
How Will I Be Kept Informed about My Case?
Our office will keep you updated on all notices, appointments, and requests. The client may choose their preferred contact method to better suite their needs.
How Can I Contact Your Office?
You may contact the office by calling us at (402) 471-1777
You can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by emailing your specific legal representative
You can also reach our staff by filling out our contact form on our website.
Do I Really Need an Attorney?
Filing the correct paperwork is an important part of the processes of acquiring a visa, getting a loved one residence in the United States, and finalizing your marriage to an immigrant, among other procedures. This paperwork is usually extensive and complicated, and without the help of an expert, there are lots of opportunities to make mistakes that sink your entire application permanently.
No matter what your situation is, you have options. Your expert immigration attorney can lay out these options in front of you, making sure you understand the full scope of your circumstances. Whether you’re facing deportation or something else, your situation is likely very sensitive, and urgent. Isn’t it important that you understand those options that you can take moving forward?
Why our prices are less than local private firms?
CLIA services are catered to low-income individuals or those who have suffered domestic violence. If you do not meet those criteria we offer a sliding scale to ensure that our services are cost-effective.
Thanks to funding from various donors and grants our office is able to provide direct legal immigration services.
If I were to donate funds, how is my money used?
We have a responsibility to our community and our donors and work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law.
CLIA analyzes all cases for eligibility, file the required forms, and adheres to high ethical standards to ensure sustainability and transparency.
I think I might have a immigration issue / How do I become a client?
Fill out an intake form online, which can be found under New Client or pick up an intake at our office. You should be prepared to provide your phone number, address, the immigration-related concern you have, what country you are from, and when/how you entered the country. Our attorneys and DOJ-accredited legal representatives meet every Friday (unless it is a federal holiday) to discuss cases. You will be contacted before the following Friday about whether or not we can represent you.
To become a client follow the link to fill out an intake form online and complete online or email to email@example.com with the subject line New Intake. You may also choose to mail us your intake at 3047 N 70th St Lincoln, NE 68507.