Pro Bono Legal Program

The past several years have seen an unprecedented number of immigration-related crises in the U.S. and at our borders. The need is great, and so is our response.

HIAS’ Pro Bono & Partnerships team engages volunteer attorneys from across the United States to help refugees, asylum seekers, and other forcibly displaced people access vital immigration legal services. In addition to providing pro bono legal support to clients through our offices in the NYC and DC metropolitan areas, the Pro Bono & Partnerships team also works with organizations across the country, including HIAS’ Refugee Resettlement Partners, to identify and meet emerging needs.

Our projects are designed with the best interest of our clients in mind, and with a goal of providing high level legal support to those in need.


Our volunteer attorneys represent clients in immigration court and before USCIS, staff monthly remote legal clinics, provide limited scope representation to asylum seekers, conduct comprehensive legal research, help asylees and refugees apply for their green cards, and assist former refugees and asylees with applications for U.S. citizenship.

Given the ever-changing nature of immigration law, the Pro Bono & Partnerships team also runs regular legal trainings to ensure that our network of attorneys stays up to date on the latest trends and policy changes.


We partner with attorneys from major U.S. and international law firms and corporations as well as retired attorneys, solo practitioners, boutique law firms, and law students to meet immigrants’ legal needs.


Lawyers and law students interested in learning more about our program can sign up below.

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