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Join If/When/How’s Reproductive Justice Lawyers Network
If/When/How has created a Reproductive Justice Lawyers Network to bring together a powerful, nationwide group of legal professionals who want to mobilize for reproductive justice. The network will fight together, learn together, and advocate for reproductive justice together. When you become a member, you’ll gain access to a variety of skill-building workshops, continuing education credits, exclusive networking events, and volunteer opportunities. Wherever you are in your career, whatever your skillset, and wherever you live, there’s a place for you in this work. You can learn more and become a member here.
Volunteers Needed to Represent Families of Trans Youth in Texas
The Transgender Education Network of Texas, Lambda Legal, ACLU of Texas, Equality Texas, Human Rights Campaign, Texas Freedom Network, and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund are working together to provide referrals to people and families affected by the Governor's order to the Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate the families and healthcare providers of trans youth as child abusers. Lawyers licensed in any state and with experience in any practice area are welcome to sign up, though those licensed in Texas or with previous DFPS investigation experience are especially encouraged to help.
Sign up here to participate and for more information.
Defending Abortion Providers - Looking for Texas Attorneys to Represent those sued under SB8: Texas’ recently passed anti-abortion law (Texas State Bill 8) bans abortion at approximately 6 weeks of pregnancy and authorizes anyone to sue an abortion provider or anyone who helps a person get an abortion, and could allow lawsuits against a range of individuals, including those who help someone pay for an abortion or who drive a patient to a clinic.
The National Women’s Law Center is looking for Texas-licensed attorneys interested in representing those who are sued under this new law, such as abortion providers and abortion funds. There is a particular need for experienced litigators in areas such as personal injury and civil rights litigation. A coalition working on these efforts will connect interested attorneys with available resources, assistance, and guidance to support their involvement in such cases. Funding may also be available for those interested in helping.
If you are interested in getting involved, please email LCEmails@acslaw.org.
Volunteers Needed to Help with Afghan Immigration Cases: Pro bono attorneys are needed to help Afghans with their SIV, P-2, and humanitarian parole cases. Volunteers are needed who can provide general guidance, are willing to look over forms to be submitted to USCIS but not represent applicants, and those willing to represent Afghan applicants on a pro bono basis. If you are interested please reach out to LCEmails@acslaw.org.
Help with the COVID-19 Eviction Crisis: Pro bono attorneys are urgently needed to help with COVID-related eviction cases across the country. Local legal aid organizations have varying needs and offer support, training, and supervision of pro bono cases. Email LCEmails@acslaw.org to find out more about opportunities available in your area.
Volunteers Needed for Remote Immigration Opportunities: The Immigration Justice Campaign is looking for volunteers to provide pro bono assistance to individuals in detention. All opportunities are currently fully remote. All available opportunities are listed on IJC’s webpage, but select opportunities are linked below. Let us know at LCEmails@acslaw.org if you have any questions or want to get involved.
- View available merits cases near Elizabeth, NJ with the American Friends Service Committee.
- View available merits cases in Georgia and Louisiana with the Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative.
- View available bond cases.
- View available parole cases.
Remote Pro Bono Border Help Needed for Immigration Cases: Al Otro Lado serves indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico by providing legal services. They are in need of lawyer and law student volunteers to remotely help this vulnerable population. If you are interested in volunteering please sign up here, and email LCEmails@acslaw.org to let us know you volunteered.
Volunteers Needed for Voting and Election Projects: Join ACS and our coalition partners in tracking current updates on voting and election administration issues. Both lawyer and law student volunteers are needed to research ongoing changes on a state and local level. Volunteers are needed to help through November and also on shorter-term projects. If you are interested in getting involved, please fill out our volunteer form here or reach out to LCEmails@acslaw.org for more details.
Volunteer with Law for Black Lives: Law for Black Lives is working with the Mississippi Prison Reform Coalition to get the most vulnerable people released from prison through habeas and other legal mechanisms. They are looking for lawyers who are licensed to practice in any state, have some experience with post-conviction relief or prison conditions, and can commit to taking an individual client for at least the next few months. Please fill out this form if interested, and email LCEmails@acslaw.org if you volunteer.
COVID-19 Compassionate Release Pro Bono: The Compassionate Release Clearing House is seeking pro bono attorneys to be matched with qualified individuals in federal prisons who are applying for compassionate release. The COVID-19 pandemic has made release for those who qualify all the more urgent, and the Clearing House has received over 400 requests for legal aid. Visit their website to sign up and email LCEmails@acslaw.org to let us know if you volunteer.
Pro Bono Help Needed for Immigration Cases: The Mississippi Center for Justice is on the frontline of the immigration crisis and providing a swift and powerful response to the recent raids. They are coordinating a rapid response legal team to help community members locate detained loved ones, provide immigration legal assistance to those now facing removal, and ensure the care of children whose parents or guardians have been imprisoned. The Center is currently looking for volunteer attorneys to help with both remote and local needs. If you are interested in helping, please email email@example.com and cc LCEmails@acslaw.org, or fill out this Google form: https://forms.gle/YiiAMRsW5asGC6M28.
ACS-Spread the Vote Voting Rights Partnership: Spread The Vote (STV) is a non-profit that helps individuals obtain government issued IDs in states that require ID to vote. STV is currently working in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. STV needs help researching and compiling guides that outline state-specific voting law and the process for obtaining an ID and registering to vote in that state. If you live in one of these states and would like to participate, please email LCEmails@acslaw.org with the subject line "Spread the Vote".
Pro Bono Help Needed For Sexual Harassment Cases: In this nationwide moment of raising awareness of sexual harassment and assault, a national fund has been created for victims of sexual harassment. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund focuses on victims without the resources or means to obtain legal representation and is currently looking for attorneys from all different practice areas to help support individuals who have experienced sexual harassment and assault. Help is needed with transactional advice and plaintiff-side and defense work. Attorneys will be asked to provide help on a pro bono or reduced fee basis, depending on funding. The Fund will be housed and administered by the National Women’s Law Center and the participating attorneys will be working with the Center’s Legal Network for Gender Equity. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here and be sure to spread the word with your network.
Amicus Briefs: Experienced lawyers and law firms are needed to write amicus briefs for various progressive lawsuits. Please email LCEmails@acslaw.org with the subject line "Amicus Briefs" to be put on a list for future projects.
If you know of a volunteer opportunity that should be highlighted here, please reach out to LCEmails@acslaw.org and let us know how we can help!