Resources for Immigration LawyersThe PLF's Resources for Immigration Lawyers are:
Resources & Opportunities for VolunteersIf you are not experienced in immigration law and want to help, consider volunteering for the following programs that will provide mentoring and supervision by experienced immigration attorneys:
Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services
2740 SE Powell Blvd #2
Portland, OR 97202
Contact: Emily Gumper (503) 688-2716 (to take a pro bono case) Sheridan Rueter (503) 688-2707 (to volunteer in office)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
OPPORTUNITIES: A wide variety of immigration cases, including family-based petitions, self-petitions by battered spouses, U visas, and others. Opportunities to take pro bono U visa or VAWA cases or to volunteer in office.
TRAINING: Mentoring and supervision by experienced immigration attorneys. Extensive library of training materials. Regular trainings offered twice a year and ongoing support and mentoring for attorneys taking pro bono cases.
OTHER: Spanish (or other) language skills greatly appreciated but not required. Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services is a certified pro bono program offering free PLF coverage to pro bono practitioners.
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American Immigration Lawyers AssociationContact: Chanpone Sinlapasai (503) 607-0444
OPPORTUNITIES: The American Immigration Lawyers Association, in collaboration with the Voluntary Resettlement and Refugee Assistance Agencies (Catholic Charities, SOAR [Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees], Lutheran Family, and IRCO) are working together to help refugee families. Assist families in adjusting their status from "Refugee Status" to "green card holder."
AILA - Oregon chapterContact: Caroline van der Harten (503) 384-2482
OPPORTUNITIES: Assist refugees who have green cards in applying for citizenship.
TRAINING: The Oregon AILA chapter will be putting together a series of training and naturalization workshop opportunities throughout Oregon.
OTHER: The chapter will apply for CLE credits for everyone who attends the training.
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