USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Immigrant Children's Legal Program

Become a Pro Bono Attorney for Immigrant Children

Want to make a difference at a critical juncture in a child’s life while also developing client advocacy, litigation, research, and writing skills? Become a pro bono attorney for the Immigrant Children's Legal Program! 

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Many attorneys who have provided pro bono assistance to immigrant children through ICLP have found the experience to be immensely rewarding. Please fill out and submit our online volunteer application to get started!

Attorneys, Mentors, Pro Bono Coordinators, and Interpreters Needed

Most of the children for whom we are seeking pro bono attorneys are in removal proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice's Immigration Courts. Many are seeking asylum or protection from abuse, neglect, trafficking, or other serious crimes. Attorneys of all levels of experience and legal backgrounds are needed to represent these children. We are also in need of interpreters, pro bono coordinators, and immigration and family law experts willing to serve as mentors to less experienced attorneys. Pro bono attorneys do not need to speak Spanish and do not need prior experience in immigration law.

Guidance, Training, and Resources for Volunteers

ICLP offers pro bono attorneys the training and support necessary to provide their child clients with high-quality representation. Guidance related to legal procedures, substantive forms of immigration relief, interviewing children, and related information is available from ICLP's attorneys and online resource library. If needed, we will connect a less experienced a pro bono attorney with a regional mentor who is able to answer questions and provide guidance throughout the case.

 

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