Forthright handles immigration, family, and other cases. For example, we have helped dozens of Central American women and children make their asylum cases. And we have represented numbers of abused women obtain protection and custody and support for their children.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Charlottesville, Virginia. We collaborate with community-based service organizations to provide legal services to modest income folks, with payment plans and fees scaled to client income. We cooperate with these organizations to enhance local understanding of the complexity of immigration and its intersection with other legal matters.
Founder and Managing Attorney, Doug Ford has more than 20 years of immigration experience, including as director of the Immigration Clinic at the Legal Aid Justice Center and UVa Law. He has extensive non-profit management experience, most recently as Chair of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville, a national leader in affordable housing.