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Catholic Charities Community Services, Archdiocese of New York- Immigrant & Refugee Services Division

Learn to Represent Vulnerable Immigrants in NYS

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  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • Volunteer Needed On-site: Yes

We are seeking attorney or law student volunteers interested in providing pro bono representation for immigrant clients throughout NYS, especially outside of NYC. Fluency in Spanish or other second language preferred, but not required.

The CCCS Pro Bono Project is designed to give you the tools that you need to competently and effectively assist the most vulnerable immigrants. If you choose to accept one of our pro bono matters, you can expect your representation to be supported by expert legal training and in-depth mentorship. Malpractice insurance is also provided.

We place the following types of immigration matters:

- Affirmative/defensive asylum (Help immigrants who are afraid to return to their home country.)
- Affirmative/defensive special immigrant juvenile status (Help immigrant youth who have been abused, abandoned or neglected.)
- Other types of removal defense (Help immigrants fighting for their right to remain in the United States.)
- Relief for victims of violence (Help women & children who have been crime victims gain stability and safety.)
- Other affirmative applications (Help families to reunite and stay together.)

Jurisdiction: New York

Practice Area: Immigration

Project Locations: NY

Special Location Needs:

Various locations across New York State

Project Tasks: Conduct legal research, Conduct public records research, Draft motions and briefs, Representation

Volunteer Lawyers Needed: 3+

Ongoing Need: Yes

Required Languages (Other than English): Spanish

Team of Lawyers: No

CLE Training Credit Provided: No

Mentoring or Supervision Offered: Yes

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