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October 28, 2020 Rapid Response

Change a Life, Make an Impact: Immigration Pro Bono Reflections & Opportunities

During National Celebration of Pro Bono week, the Section and the ABA Commission on Immigration hosted a webinar to highlight recent pro bono experiences by volunteer attorneys. Hear directly from volunteers about their representation of asylum seekers who were detained in U.S. immigration detention centers located on the U.S.-Mexico border. In addition, learn about opportunities to volunteer with the ABA Projects, including remote volunteer opportunities to represent asylum seekers through ProBAR and Immigration Justice Project, as well as opportunities to represent unaccompanied migrant children through a platform hosted by the Children's Immigration Law Academy. Pro bono work is so critical, particularly during this challenging time of the coronavirus pandemic. Join us to learn how you can change a life and make an impact.

Welcome and Introduction

  • Judy Perry Martinez, Immediate Past President, American Bar Association; Of Counsel, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn



  • Laura Peña, Pro Bono Counsel, ABA Commission on Immigration

Joint Sponsor: ABA Commission on Immigration


Presentation: Laura Egan

Transcript: Change a Life, Make an Impact: Immigration Pro Bono Reflections & Opportunities

Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation

ABA Children's Immigration Law Academy Pro Bono Guide

Interest Survey for the ABA Children's Immigration Law Academy Quarterly Newsletter

Tu Futuro, Tu Voz (Your Future, Your Voice)

ABA Immigration Justice Project Volunteer Attorney Form - COVID-19 Call to Action

ABA South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) Interest Form

Volunteers who signup with IJP and ProBAR benefit from free mentorship and training materials provided by immigration attorneys with the Immigration Justice Campaign. Learn more here.

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