Ywca Legal Department

If you need help with a domestic violence protection order in the partnership, or if you are the victim registered in a criminal proceeding and need to speak to a lawyer, please call 509-477-3656 Option #1. If the lawyers are unable to answer your call, please leave a detailed message with a secure way to contact you so that the legal advisor can reach you within 1-2 business days. If you are considering a protection order or have other questions about the procedure, we invite you to read the lawyers` answers to a list of frequently asked questions. You can read more about the importance of the legal definition of domestic violence here. The YWCA Legal Counselling Program administers a discounted custody representation project that pairs private lawyers with low-income individuals seeking representation in contentious custody matters. Our legal team is accredited by the United States. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Access Programs and served newcomers to Tulsa for over 25 years. Our staff includes a full-time immigration lawyer and bilingual immigration representatives accredited by the Department of Justice. It may also be helpful to contact our lawyers by calling 509-477-3656 option #1. Led by the YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley, the North County Family Justice Center (NCFJC) is a multi-jurisdictional collaboration and community partner that provides services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. The NJFC is comprised of lawyers and non-lawyers with extensive expertise that includes immigration law, family law, legal representation, criminal (law enforcement) law, victim compensation assistance and law enforcement assistance. Service providers include the Santa Clara County District Attorney`s Office, Step Forward Foundation, family law attorneys, and YWCA attorneys. The CNJF also refers to other organizations as needed for additional support.

Our lawyers can help survivors of intimate partner domestic violence by answering many questions about civil or criminal court proceedings. If you need formal legal protection from abuse by your partners, lawyers can help you apply for a civil defense order to prevent your partner from contacting you, harassing you, persecuting you, or abusing you in any way. The legal definition of domestic violence includes: Navigating the legal system and courts can be overwhelming. Federal/state/local legal terms, processes, and laws are often confusing and frustrating. For more information, see our Legal Advocacy Quick Start Guide. For assistance, you can contact our lawyers at 509-477-3656 Option #1. Representation of the protection order (sliding scale based on gross income). No restrictions on legal services. If we are unable to accept new registrations, please contact the Northwest Justice Project at 1-888-201-1014 weekdays between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. or request legal assistance online here. If you are currently working with a YWCA lawyer, you can ask them to refer you directly to the Northwest Justice Project.

UPDATE: We continue to process legal cases and accept NEW cases. Current clients should contact your legal team member. New clients should call 918-663-0377 to schedule a consultation. This website provides legal information, not legal advice. We strive to ensure the accuracy of the information and to clearly explain your options. However, we do not provide legal advice – applying the law to your personal situation. For legal advice, you should consult a lawyer. The Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, a judicial agency of the Maryland Judiciary, sponsors this website. In the absence of specific attribution to the file or copyright, the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library may own the copyright in portions of this site. You are free to copy the information for your own use or other non-commercial purposes in the following language: “Source: Maryland`s People`s Law Library – www.peoples-law.org.

© Thurgood Marshall State Law Library of Maryland, 2022. We specialize in naturalization and family immigration cases. YWCA Tulsa also works with DVIS to help non-citizens gain legal status for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. In addition, the YWCA legal team provides assistance to individuals applying for Temporary Protected Status, Green Card Renewal, and DACA. The immigration status of individuals is never questioned in the process of preparing legal documents for legal representation or in court hearings, Espanol said. Our team of lawyers and paralegals are able to assist survivors of domestic violence in partnering with legal issues related to family law issues (divorce, custody, child support, parentage and protection orders). Judicial review by a lawyer is provided for survivors who have been assisted by counsel for interim injunctions. Legal counsel will provide advice and assistance during legal proceedings. Use your words to send a clear message. Keep in mind that what is in your application becomes a court record and the person you are filing a complaint against will receive a copy of it. Protection orders can be very effective in sending a clear message to someone that the justice system will intervene if they continue to harass or threaten. Navigating the legal system can be intimidating.

In some circumstances, making the decision to leave or make changes to protect yourself and your family from an abuser can become a deciding factor. We believe that the availability of legal aid should not dictate the survivor`s decisions. Many victims live in fear instilled in them by their abuser of losing their children in a custody battle because they cannot afford representation. We offer this service free of charge to support people in crisis, and we have been through every conceivable case. We can give you insight into the legal process associated with your particular situation so you can make the most informed and best possible decision without the influence of your abuser. We are trying to take finances out of the decision to get help. In too many situations, the cost of a lawyer prevents victims from getting help. YWCA-MC has been supporting victims through legal advocacy for decades.