• 1,532

    Total Clients Represented
  • 359

    Family Law Clients
  • 980

    Immigration Clients
  • 150

    Veteran Clients

Attorneys at St. Francis’ Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry work in courtrooms in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and nine surrounding Missouri counties.

Through its Family Law initiative, CLAM protects women and children who are victims of abuse, freeing them from the lethal cycle of domestic violence. CLAM also acts as guardian ad litem for children to ensure their interests are represented in legal actions.

The Immigration Law Project guides immigrants in applying for citizenship, keeps families intact by averting deportation, and establishes guardianships for children who arrive in the United States without their parents.

The Veterans Advocacy Project offers legal aid and support for military veterans who are experiencing stress, health issues, family problems and homelessness. CLAM removes barriers that block some veterans from receiving benefits or finding a job.

The Equal Housing Assistance Project offers help to those who are in jeopardy of losing their housing or are currently living in untenable circumstances.

Service Sign Up Info

CLAM cannot accept walk-ins. To request help, call 314-977-3993 on Tuesdays. Given the volume of calls received, it may take several weeks before you can speak with an attorney. You also can e-mail us:

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February 22, 2017

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A Healing Family

After hearing the evidence and receiving the recommendation from the guardian ad litem (who waved his fee), the court awarded our client, Kathy, custody of her four young grandchildren. Kathy left the courthouse with certified copies giving her full legal and physical custody of the kids. She was very emotional and grateful to our lawyer, indicating how important it was for the children to know during this difficult time they will always be safe and taken care of.