Learn About Wednesday Afternoons in Courtroom 2 (SF)
Learn About Wednesday Afternoons in Courtroom 2 (San Francisco)
Prepared by: Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)
Date: June 16, 2015
Getting Legal Help
Do you or a child have a court hearing on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in Courtroom 2 at the San Francisco Immigration Court?
If yes, volunteer lawyers will be in Courtroom 2 to help you. The volunteer lawyers can talk about whether you qualify for any immigration benefits. They will also help you speak to the Immigration Judge for that day only. The volunteers cannot be your lawyers after that day. However, they will help you ask the judge for more time to find a lawyer to help you with the rest of your case.
The volunteer lawyers do not work for the government. They are affiliated with Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA), a local non-profit organization. CLSEPA may be able to help you look for a lawyer if you cannot find one.
What Happens at Your First Hearing
It is very important to go to court on the date and time of your hearing. Bring your Notice to Appear (NTA) and hearing notice with you. You can bring a parent, another family member, or a friend. If this is your first hearing, do not worry if you do not have a lawyer. The volunteer lawyer will help you ask the judge for more time to find a lawyer. The judge will tell you when you have to come back to court again.
The address of the court is 100 Montgomery Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94104. Courtroom 2 is on the 7th floor. Ask for help if you get lost.
For Parents or Guardians
There will be volunteers from the Immigration Center for Women and Children (ICWC) to provide information and presentations to parents and guardians of children who have hearings in Courtroom 2. The presentations and information are available in English and Spanish.