Resources for Immigration Lawyers

The PLF's Resources for Immigration Lawyers are:

Resources for Immigration Lawyers

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity - Immigration Attorney Referral Checklist


Resources & Opportunities for Volunteers

If 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)
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 Association

Contact: 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 chapter

Contact: 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.

Innovation Law Lab

Contact: Stephen Manning