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February 12 - 18, 2017: Please join ACS for “Love our Constitution.” We are taking our Constitution in the Classroom program beyond the classroom!  We are conducting a national initiative on our Constitution and Courts, “Love our Constitution.” Lawyers, law students, scholars, judges and others concerned about our Constitution, courts and legal system will conduct presentations and discussions across the United States about our Constitution and courts during the week of Valentine’s Day (Sunday, Feb. 12- Saturday, Feb. 18). For more information on the program and to sign up to participate, please visit the Love our Constitution website at acslaw.org/conclass/Love-Info. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at LCemails@acslaw.org.

March 1, 2017: Registration for Legal Training to help Kids in Need of Defense: The training is open to all lawyers who want to volunteer to help take on pro bono cases to assist unaccompanied children arriving in the U.S. after fleeing dangerous situations or vulnerable immigrant children facing deportation. The training will prepare lawyers to take on pro bono cases to help these kids navigate legal issues involved in seeking asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases, or the U & T visa processes. There is no requirement for prior experience with immigration law. The training will take place from approximately 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Fairfax, Va. Register here

Apply Now: Friends in D.C. with expertise in grant review, legal service delivery, pro bono partnerships -- please consider applying to be a grant reviewer for the Mayor's Immigrant Justice Legal Services grant program. This volunteer work will help us with this new and exciting $500,000 commitment. Grant applications are due Feb. 21, so the review work will start soon after that. See apia.dc.gov for more information on the grant applications, bidder's conferences and applications to be reviewers. 

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.

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Make sure your ACS membership is current, and engage with your local lawyer chapter or email us today at lcemails@acslaw.org to help start one.

We have been steadily plugging our lawyer and student members into various volunteer opportunities around the country resisting President Trump’s actions, including as pro bono attorneys, working on research projects. If you know of any volunteer opportunities or trainings where our members could be helpful, or if you participate in any of these activities yourself, please send an email to info@acslaw.org with the details.