Partner Pro Bono Projects
The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Immigration directs the ABA's efforts to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States. Pro bono programs operated by the Commission include the South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR), the Immigration Justice Project (IJP) of San Diego, the Detention Standards Implementation Initiative (DSII), and The Fight Notario Fraud (FNF) Project.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Founded in 1945, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides its members with continuing legal education, information, and expertise through its 36 chapters and over 50 national committees. AILA is dedicated to pro bono service and runs a Military Assistance Program which helps veterans with immigration needs, hosts an Annual Citizenship Day each September, runs a Pro Bono Clinic at its Annual Conference, and supports all of its chapters with their pro bono initiatives. Additionally, AILA and the American Immigration Council run the Immigration Justice Campaign, an initiative that fights for due process and justice for detained noncitizens.
Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) is a non-profit legal support organization incorporated in 1988 to serve the nation's most vulnerable immigrants, including refugees/asylum-seekers, detainees, families in need of reunification, laborers abused in the workplace, and survivors of violence. CLINIC recently celebrated the ten year anniversary of its BIA Pro Bono Project.
Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization that works in close partnership with nonprofit legal organizations across the United States and Canada to increase access to justice for the millions of poor people who face legal problems every year without help from a lawyer, by supporting the innovative and effective use of technology by the nonprofit legal sector, increasing participation by volunteers, and facilitating collaborations among nonprofit legal organizations and advocates working on similar issues or in the same region.
The Advocates for Human Rights implements international human rights standards to promote civil society and to reinforce the rule of law. By involving volunteers in research, education, and advocacy, the Advocates for Human Rights build broad constituencies in the United States and in communities around the world.