December 31, 2010

Pro Bono Program

Pro Bono Page

     We recruit, train, and mentor attorneys who accept cases referred by the Florence Project on a pro bono basis. Pro bono attorneys represent detained immigrants in removal proceedings in connection with our Florence, Eloy, and Children Programs.

     Depending on the stage of the proceedings, pro bono attorneys may appear before an immigration judge, the Board of Immigration Appeals, circuit courts of appeal, juvenile court, or federal district courts. Cases range in subject matter and include cancellation of removal for legal permanent residents, citizenship claims, adjustment of status for refugees, political asylum, Convention Against Torture relief, and acquiring Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

     We also seek pro bono attorneys with criminal law experience to seek post-conviction relief in appropriate cases. By representing detained immigrants, pro bono attorneys personally make a difference in remedying the inequality of representation for individuals in deportation proceedings, while also gaining invaluable professional experience.

     If you have questions about our pro bono program or are interested in accepting a case with us, please email us at probono AT firrp.org.

For pro bono attorney resources, please visit the Pro Bono page in our resources section.