The Law Belongs to All of Us

We’re an award-winning nonprofit working to show that poverty will be dramatically reduced when everyone has access to the law.

We’re pioneering the country’s first system of universal access to legal help.

Universal Access

Everyone with a real need gets effective help. We’ve represented clients in more than 35 areas of law and won over 70% of our cases.

– Learn About Our Model

Amy’s Story

Amy was convinced she was going to die. After receiving death threats and having her family shot at, she didn’t believe there was a way out. The cops were unable to protect her family.

– Read the Full Story

Stories we’re changing

  1. Martina* Wants to Stay in the United States

    Martina migrated to the US to escape death threats by gangs. Now, we're helping her obtain a U-visa so she doesn't have to be separated from her American-born children.
    • 5%

    $90.00 donated of $2,000.00 goal

  2. Lindsey’s* Fighting Back

    Lindsey was fired from her job and robbed of her final paycheck after she reported physical and sexual abuse to her boss. Open Door Legal is helping her fight back. You can too.
    • 17%

    $250.00 donated of $1,500.00 goal

  3. It’s Time For Talia* To Go Home

    Talia has never belonged to a family. When she was a little girl, her parents left her with some relatives. They never came back. 23 years later, Talia is going home.
    • 54%

    $535.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal

  1. Martina* Wants to Stay in the United States

    Martina migrated to the US to escape death threats by gangs. Now, we're helping her obtain a U-visa so she doesn't have to be separated from her American-born children.
    • 5%

    $90.00 donated of $2,000.00 goal

  2. Lindsey’s* Fighting Back

    Lindsey was fired from her job and robbed of her final paycheck after she reported physical and sexual abuse to her boss. Open Door Legal is helping her fight back. You can too.
    • 17%

    $250.00 donated of $1,500.00 goal

  3. It’s Time For Talia* To Go Home

    Talia has never belonged to a family. When she was a little girl, her parents left her with some relatives. They never came back. 23 years later, Talia is going home.
    • 54%

    $535.00 donated of $1,000.00 goal

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Social Return on Investment

We track outcome data for every person we help, and our research shows that for every dollar we spent, we generated about $6.63 in financial benefits for our clients and deterred up to $14.75 in illegal activity.

– See Our Impact Metrics

What’s New

Harold

Harold Consumer Law Client Harold Consumer Law Client Sometimes there are seemingly unsolvable problems that keep you awake at night and have a tendency to make you depressed. But the lawyers at Open Door Legal put my mind at ease and helped me face my...

We’re hiring a family law attorney! Apply here

As our family law attorney, you’ll work to heal families, reduce conflict, set our clients (and their children) up for success. This position will be a challenging but rewarding experience for someone looking to be a highly effective direct services attorney.

Cassaundra

My landlord gave me a 30-day notice, saying he was going to move in. He harassed me and made my life miserable. He left me without heating for months. He let me live with dead rodents and refused to patch a hole in the roof. I went to the Mayor’s office for help, and they referred me to an org who said they couldn’t help me. But walking down Third Street, I saw the sign for Open Door Legal and decided to come in.