Representing low-income workers in a variety of legal matters
The Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic is a community lawyering legal clinic that represents low wage workers and their families, and also provides legal support for organizations working to empower immigrant workers and end systemic injustices impacting these communities.
FLAC engages in traditional litigation cases in addition to other forms of advocacy, including community legal education, policy research and media outreach. Our direct services offer client-centered legal representation to individuals and their families living in remote areas of Pennsylvania. We represent workers and their families in deportation defense matters, which have included asylum, cancellation of removal proceedings, visa applications for immigrant youth and visas for victims of trafficking and other serious crimes. We have also represented agricultural workers seeking redress for employment issues including sexual harassment, wage theft, workers compensation, dangerous working conditions, unemployment benefits and retaliatory discharge.
We offer legal services fully accessible to Spanish speakers through the use of interpreters, and can arrange for off-site meetings to accommodate our clients’ needs.
Faculty: Assistant Professor Caitlin Barry