National Immigrant Justice Center
208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60604
Introduction to NIJC's Pro Bono Attorney Program
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) welcomes interested attorneys to handle cases on a pro bono basis. NIJC's Pro Bono Project provides free legal representation through volunteer attorneys for unaccompanied immigrant children, immigrant survivors of domestic abuse, low-income individuals seeking to apply for naturalization, and persons seeking asylum. NIJC screens all cases extensively to ensure that only those who are legally eligible for the immigration benefit sought and those with the fewest private resources enter NIJC’s program and are referred for pro bono representation to attorneys and firms who generously donate their time and expertise.
NIJC provides training to interested attorneys and pro bono coordinators and continues to provide technical assistance and case support as necessary throughout the life of a case. An attorney taking a case for the first time must attend one of NIJC's quarterly trainings. Attorneys who accept NIJC cases can be assured that they will have ample support and resources from which to draw to facilitate a successful outcome.
After reading the links below, if you think you would be a good fit to provide pro bono representation in any of these types of cases, please contact NIJC's Pro Bono Coordinator to register for a training.