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More Opportunities to Volunteer

Civil Legal Advice and Resources Office (CLARO): Interested in providing legal assistance to unrepresented individuals regarding consumer debt issues? CLARO offers regular legal clinics throughout NYC and Westchester. On February 25th CLARO will be holding a basic training, topics will include Ethical Considerations; Client Interaction; Pre-Litigation & The Life of a Debt; The Court Process & Key Motions; Substantive Defenses, and more. Volunteers can earn 3 CLE credits. If you are interested in volunteering register here, or email clarocoordinator@fordham.edu for more information.

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 volunteers to help represent clients on the border with their Border Rights Project, which runs every week, as well as their Pro Se Clinics, which occur every three weeks. If you are interested in volunteering please email lily@alotrolado.org or LCEmails@acslaw.org.

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 probono@mscenterforjustice.org and cc LCEmails@acslaw.org, or fill out this Google form: https://forms.gle/YiiAMRsW5asGC6M28.

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 volunteer@abaprobar.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 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.

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!