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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 casesnear Elizabeth, NJ with the American Friends Service Committee.
- View available merits casesin Georgia and Louisiana with the Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative.
- View available bond cases.
- View available parole cases.
Volunteer to Help Protesters! The National Lawyers Guild is looking for lawyers to help with protest support efforts around the country. Volunteers are needed to answer hotlines, act as legal observers, and help with legal defense work. Training materials are available through the National Lawyers Guild and local chapters. If you are interested, please email LCEmails@acslaw.org and include your location and where you are barred.
Jim Crow Juries - Pro Bono Help Needed: The Jim Crow Juries Project is seeking volunteers to represent men and women in Louisiana prisons who seek relief after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Ramos v. Louisiana this term. That case struck down a Louisiana Jim Crow law that required courts to convict even when some jurors did not unanimously find that the prosecutors proved guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The law sought to silence black jurors and disproportionately impacted black defendants. Volunteers will co-counsel with local attorneys to draft and file post-conviction relief applications seeking retroactivity. Training guides, forms, and resources will be provided. No prior criminal law experience is required, and volunteers can be barred in any state. Volunteers should be prepared to volunteer to file at least five petitions. To volunteer, please email ACS Director of Network Advancement, Ashley Erickson, at email@example.com
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.
Pro Bono Lawyers and Law Students Needed to Help Workers Affected by COVID-19: Both lawyer and law student volunteers are needed to help service workers affected by the pandemic. Volunteer needs include answering general labor and employment law questions received through a coalition hotline and helping with virtual clinics. For more information and to get involved, email ACS Director of Network Advancement, Ashley Erickson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Lawyers Needed for First Responders: Join the new project “Lawyers4FirstResponders” to help prepare health care directives for first responders and essential workers serving during the COVID-19 outbreak. Volunteers will be assigned three to five first responder clients and may receive assistance from law student researchers. Attorneys who are interested in volunteering should email Ashley Erickson at email@example.com and provide their contact information as well as where they are licensed to practice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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!