Pro Bono Program

Pro Bono Attorneys increase representation for adults and children in deportation proceedings, while also gaining invaluable professional experience. They are key in helping us address the lack of legal representation, since there is no public defender system in immigration proceedings.

Placing immigration cases with pro bono attorneys allows more people in immigration detention to receive full legal representation, while giving our pro bono partners the opportunity to gain rewarding professional experience. Since there is no public defender system in immigration proceedings, pro bono attorneys expand access to justice for detained individuals who would otherwise be forced to represent themselves.

The Florence Project Pro Bono Program provides high quality and comprehensive training and mentorship to all pro bono attorneys, by partnering pro bono attorneys with a trained Florence Project legal team.

  • Represent detained immigrants in removal proceedings before
    • An Immigration Judge
    • The Board of Immigration Appeals
    • Circuit Courts of Appeal
    • Juvenile Court
    • Federal District Courts
  • Cases Range in Subject Matter
    • Cancellation of removal for legal permanent residents
    • Citizenship claims
    • Adjustment of status for refugees
    • Asylum or other fear-based claims (political, domestic violence/gender based violence, etc.)
    • Acquiring Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for abused, abandoned, or neglected children

The Florence Project Pro Bono Program provides high quality and comprehensive training and mentorship to all pro bono attorneys.

If you are interested in working with a child in removal proceedings, please click here for a list of currently available children’s cases.

For available adult cases, email probono@firrp.org.

Are you an attorney?
You can make a difference by representing detained immigrants in removal proceedings in connection with our Florence, Eloy, and Children’s Programs. You can also visit the pro bono page for more resources.

CONTACT
probono@firrp.org

Through ongoing case management, together with our clients the team responds to particularly challenging circumstances such as serious mental health conditions, medical needs, shelter and food insecurity, domestic violence, suicidal ideation, pregnancy, parenting, and family separation.

Become a pro bono attorney today.

The Florence Project Pro Bono Program provides comprehensive training and mentorship to pro bono attorneys, partnering them with a dedicated team of Florence Project attorneys and legal assistants.

Become a pro bono attorney today.

Frequently Asked Questions:

I do not know immigration law. Do you mentor your pro bono attorneys?
The Florence Project Pro Bono Program provides high quality and comprehensive training and mentorship to all pro bono attorneys.

What type of mentorship will I receive?
We provide training, an expert immigration attorney to mentor you, and a legal assistant who can provide support to the case including interpretation and translation.

Before which courts do immigration cases appear?
You may represent individuals in removal proceedings before the immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, Circuit Courts of Appeal, Juvenile Court, and Federal District Courts.

What types of claims do pro bono attorneys usually help with?
Our pro bono attorneys take a variety of cases. Common matters our pro bono attorneys pursue are asylum for people seeking protection in the U.S., cancellation of removal for legal permanent residents, adjustment of status for people who have been granted asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected, T-Visas for survivors of human trafficking, and other humanitarian visas. To view children’s cases available for placement, click here! To view adult cases available for placement please email probono@firrp.org

Which types of cases do you have available for placement currently?
We have cases representing detained adults and children in Arizona available for placement. If you are interested in working with a child in removal proceedings, please click here! for a list of currently available children’s cases. To view children’s cases available for placement, For available adult cases, email probono@firrp.org.

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