Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI)

CLASI helps provide equal access to justice, improving lives since 1946

CLASI’s mission is to combat injustice through creative and persistent civil legal advocacy on behalf of vulnerable and underserved Delawareans.

  • CLASI provides free civil legal services to:
    • People with disabilities, as Delaware’s Protection and Advocacy System
    • People age 60 and over
    • People with low incomes
    • Survivors of domestic violence
    • Immigrant victims of crime, abuse and neglect
    • Victims of housing discrimination, under HUD’s Fair Housing Initiative Program
  • CLASI is committed to racial and ethnic fairness in the delivery of our services
  • CLASI has offices in Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown

In Need of Legal Help?

Visit to find out if you may be eligible for services from one of the legal aid organizations in Delaware (including CLASI) or if there may be another organization that can help you. To contact CLASI directly, please call the office in your county listed at the bottom of the page.

Learn More About CLASI's Medical-Legal Partnership Program

Help Investigate Housing Discrimination: Become a Fair Housing Tester

CLASI conducts testing for compliance with Fair Housing laws in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties. Trained testers call or visit housing providers posing as an interested party and collect information to assist with regional monitoring and investigations. Visit our Employment Opportunities page for more information.

Combined Campaign for Justice

Every year, the Delaware State Bar Association, CLASI, Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS) and the Legal Services Corporation of Delaware (LSCD) join together in the Combined Campaign for Justice to raise funds to support free legal assistance to vulnerable and underserved Delawareans. Donations are put to immediate use. Thank you for your support! Go to the Combined Campaign for Justice website to find out more about the Campaign and how to give by clicking here.

Our Strategy

In 2018 CLASI adopted a strategic plan to guide its advocacy and development. The plan speaks to our values and commitment to making CLASI the best organization possible—from the perspective of our clients, employees, and the community at large.

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