Excelsior Legal Collaborative

Free legal clinics in the Excelsior

Excelsior Legal Collaborative (ELC) offers free legal clinics for residents of San Francisco’s District 11. ELC is a collaboration between:

  • Legal Assistance to the Elderly
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Asian Law Caucus
  • Jubilee Immigration Advocates
  • Excelsior Works!

Our program provides wide-ranging legal services the areas of Housing, Immigration, Employment Law, and Senior Legal Services.

All clinics take place at 5000 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94112. Please see calendar below for upcoming clinics.

Please note: If you have received either of the following, you contact LAE at (415) 538-3333 for immediate assistance:

  • Summons and Complaint for Unlawful Detainer (eviction lawsuit)
  • Sheriff’s notice

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of legal problems does ELC help with?

ELC intake clinics focus the following issues:

  • Housing Rights
  • Immigration
  • Workers’ Rights
  • Senior Legal Services

What are the eligibility requirements?

All residents of San Francisco’s Supervisor District 11 are eligible for services through Excelsior Legal Collaborative.

What supervisor district am I in?

You can look up your Supervisor District by visiting the San Francisco Planning Department’s Property Information Map site and entering your home address.

https://sfplanninggis.org/pim/

Do I need an appointment to attend one of the ELC clinics?

Varies by clinic.

Housing Rights Clinic: No appointment needed.

Immigration Clinic: Please contact Jubilee Immigration Advocates at 415-813-1958 or areyes@jubileelegal.org to schedule an appointment.

Workers’ Rights Clinic: Please contact Victoria Chan at 415-848-7705 or victoriac@advancingjustice-alc.org to schedule an appointment.

Senior Legal Services Clinic: No appointment needed.

What if I don't speak English?

We have staff that can provide services in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Tagalog.

What if I don't live in District 11 or need help with a different legal issue?

Legal Assistance to the Elderly provides legal services for San Francisco residents ages 60 and over and San Francisco residents with disabilities ages 18-59. If you fall within either category, please contact us at 415-538-3333.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus focuses on housing rights, immigration and immigrants’ rights, labor and employment issues, student advocacy (ASPIRE), civil rights and hate violence, national security, and criminal justice reform. Contact ALC at (415) 896-1701 for more information.

Jubilee Immigration Advocates provides legal representation for immigrants. Jubilee offers some free services. Some of their services are based on a flat fee which varies depending on income, the type of case and the level of complexity. Please call 415-813-1958 for more information.

Upcoming Clinics

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  • Immigration Legal Clinic
    4:00 PM-7:00 PM
    January 9, 2020

    5000 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA

    5000 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA

    Our clinic will provide free legal consultations related to family petitions, green card applications, VAWA, U visa, T visa, SIJS, asylum, naturalization and deportation defense. Our staff speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

    When: 2rd Thursday of the month from 4pm – 7pm

    Appointment Required: Call Jubilee Immigration Advocates at 415-813-1958 or email areyes@jubileelegal.org to schedule an appointment at the Legal Clinic.

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  • Workers’ Rights Clinic
    5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    January 16, 2020

    5000 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA

    5000 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA

    Do you have legal questions about your workplace & employment rights? Consultation provided by Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus for low-wage workers on work-related problems including unpaid wages, overtime, unemployment insurance benefits, wrongful termination, discrimination/harassment, health and safety, and more.

    When: 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30pm – 8pm

    Appointment Required: Please contact Victoria Chan at 415-848-7705 or victoriac@advancingjustice-alc.org for any questions or concerns about our legal clinic.

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  • Housing Rights Clinic
    5:30 PM-7:30 PM
    January 23, 2020

    5000 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA

    5000 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112, USA

    Have you been threatened with an eviction? Are you a San Francisco tenant facing an unlawful rent increase, landlord harassment or a habitability issue? Do you need help with rent board petitions or reasonable accommodation requests? Attend our Housing Rights Clinic to get legal help.

    When: 1st Thursday of every month from 9:30am to 11:30am and 4th Thursday of every month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

    No appointment necessary.

    Please note: If you have received a JUDICIAL SUMMONS FOR AN UNLAWFUL DETAINER (eviction), a SHERIFF’S EVICTION NOTICE or any legal document threatening eviction, please call the LAE housing team immediately at (415) 757-4514.

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