Legal Aid HelpLine

As Community Legal Aid's central telephone and web-based intake system, HelpLine serves as the entry point for residents applying for help from CLA. HelpLine staff provide equitable support to applicants, offer applicant transitions from collaborative partner referrals, and also provide additional legal information and referrals for people who are not eligible for CLA’s services.


Call us at (800) 998-9454


HelpLine Hours

  • Monday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


What to Expect

  • Callers will first be screened for financial eligibility.
  • Eligible callers may be scheduled to speak with an attorney or referred for other types of assistance.
  • Clients may be asked to fill out a written application.
  • Clients may be referred to a self-help (pro se) clinic.
  • Clients may be represented by a staff attorney or referred to a volunteer attorney in the community.
  • Assistance is available for callers with disabilities.
Last updated on .

Table of Contents


    News & publications

    The news about recent activities for needed peoples.

    More News

    24 May 2023

    pic of small child

    Lead free homes: Protecting children from a lifetime of consequences

    by Andrew Neuhauser, managing attorney   It’s been said that an…

    Continue Reading

    17 May 2023

    Work requirements can hurt older Americans

    Work requirements for benefits

    The impact on older Americans By Michelle Wrona Fox, managing attorney, and…

    Continue Reading