BIA Pro Bono Project


The BIA Pro Bono Appeals Project matches vulnerable immigrants with pro bono counsel to defend their cases before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). The project partners with attorneys and law school clinics to provide pro bono legal representation to indigent immigrants. Through a network of committed volunteers, trainers, and mentors, the BIA Project facilitates access to justice, a critical component to safeguarding the rights of vulnerable asylum-seekers and long time lawful permanent residents. 

Time and Place:

It is not necessary to be in the same physical location as the client. Many volunteer attorneys communicate with their client over the phone or through the mail.  You do not need to practice or be licensed in the same state as the respondent. Volunteers will work on a case for about 2-3 months. 

Special Skills Needed:

  • Background in immigration law or appellate legal work
  • Active bar membership in any state
  • Law school clinics may also participate


Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

More information:

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BIA Pro Bono Project
BIA Pro Bono Project
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