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The South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR): ProBAR is a project of the American Bar Association and provides high-quality pro bono legal services to adults and children in immigration detention in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. They currently need pro bono counsel for separated parents who remain detained in South Texas. Attorneys who can speak Spanish, have immigration experience, and especially those who are able to travel to the Rio Grande Valley for a longer-term (4+ weeks) period are encouraged to reach out. Attorneys generally interested in providing pro bono representation to a detained adult or child are also welcome to contact ProBAR to be added to their volunteer database. Potential volunteers can contact ProBAR by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawyers for a Safer America: Want to reduce gun violence? ACS is partnering with the Brady Center’s Legal Action Project, the nation's only public interest legal practice dedicated to fighting in the courts to reduce gun violence. We are recruiting attorney volunteers to join their national pro bono alliance, Lawyers for a Safer America. Lawyers from any legal specialty are welcome. Please email LCEmails@acslaw.org for more information on how to get involved.
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 Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia and will be shortly expanding to Florida and Texas. Starting in 2018, 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.
Kids In Need of Defense (KIND): KIND needs pro bono attorneys willing to take on individual cases for unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. No immigration experience is necessary. KIND trains and mentors volunteers throughout their cases. Please email LCEmails@acslaw.org with the subject line "KIND" to join.
State Innovation Exchange (SiX) Legislative Drafting: Attorneys with legislative drafting experience are needed to review draft legislation and draft model laws. Please email LCEmails@acslaw.org with the subject line "Legislative Drafting" to be put on a list for future projects.
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.
Political Ad Monitoring: In an effort to increase the transparency of political ads, ProPublica has built a political ad-monitoring tool – a browser extension that works with Firefox or Chrome – that collects political ads that are shown to users when they log into Facebook. The tool collects no personal information at all from users, but collects the ads and places them in a public database so that they can be fact-checked and politicians can be held accountable for their campaign promises. Please join in the efforts to increase transparency and accountability by using the browser extensions today!
National Women's Law Center: NWLC is launching the first national legal network to combat sex discrimination faced by women and girls. The Legal Network for Gender Equity has initially recruited 75 attorneys from across the country who stand ready to represent women and girls experiencing sex discrimination on the job, at school, and in the health care system. The Center is assembling the infrastructure for the network to become fully operational later this year and will continue to expand its network—with the goal of attorneys participating in every state. If you are an attorney interested in taking part in this Network please fill out your information at http://www.nwlc.org/legalnetworksignup. Please be sure to indicate on the volunteer form that you learned about the Legal Network for Gender Equality through ACS.
The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition is seeking volunteers who speak Spanish, French or Arabic to help answer its detention line. If you are able to help, please visit https://www.caircoalition.org/how-to-help/volunteering.
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!