The Skyline College Legal Clinic, located in the SparkPoint Center, aspires to meet the unmet needs for access to legal information by our community.
Since 2014, under the direction of supervising attorney Maria Segarra, the Clinic has served Skyline College students, faculty, and staff, as well as other members of our community.
As envisioned, the clinic will help bridge the justice gap by providing access to legal services for under-resourced members of the local community. Since late in Fall 2016, the clinic has seen a noticeable increase in the number of students who come to the Clinic to ask questions about their immigration status and to voice fears of deportation. This investment in our community allows the Clinic to be an integral part of holistic services to students by providing free and confidential legal information on immigration matters, SparkPoint helps students stay safe and on track to meet their educational goals.
As clinic supervisor Maria Segarra stated, “As an immigrant, I know what it feels like to be afraid, to be uncertain, and to worry about what the future holds. I hope that together with the Dream Center, Sparkpoint, and Skyline College, we can provide a safe and caring place for undocumented students, families, and community members. We are here to serve.”
The clinic is open to students, staff, and the public. For appointments, go https://tinyurl.com/skylegalclinic. All consultations are free and confidential. For questions or information, please contact SparkPoint at 650.738.7035.
For more information on the clinic and the many invaluable people who made this work possible, please see this article.
Article by Chad Thompson