Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13050340 (posted Oct. 1, 2013)"
AILA members have long been known for their community-mindedness and dedication to the provision of expert immigration legal assistance to underserved members of the immigrant population of this country. We all agree that Pro Bono is a part of Professionalism.
And so, AILA is excited to launch a new recognition program built to shine a well-deserved light on those among us who are consistently achieving and exceeding their pro bono goals, and who are tirelessly working to promote pro bono service and to further AILA's mission "...to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law & policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members."
Through its quarterly "Pro Bono Heroes" awards, AILA will recognize individuals and organizations from across the country that embody the ethical responsibility to provide pro bono service, through promoting and contributing to pro bono work, taking on complex pro bono cases or handling a significant number of pro bono cases or pro bono hours. Different categories of service will be honored in different quarters.
Each quarter AILA will solicit nominations for Pro Bono Heroes from AILA Chapters covering four regions:
- Northeast (CT, New England, NJ, NY, Ohio, and PA);
- Southeast (Carolinas, Florida, Georgia-Alabama, Mid-South, Puerto Rico, DC);
- Central (Canada, Chicago, Indiana, Iowa/Nebraska, Mexico City, Michigan, Minnesota/Dakotas, Missouri/Kansas, Texas, Wisconsin); Bangkok District & Rome District Chapters; and
- West (Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern California, San Diego, Santa Clara, Southern California, Oregon, Utah, Washington).
For the fall cycle of the program, we will focus this recognition on organizations or institutions which fit the description provided below
Pro Bono Hero - Fall 2013
For this quarter's Pro Bono Hero, we would like to recognize organizations or institutions around the country that promote or contribute to pro bono legal assistance. The organization may be a non-profit organization, foundation, or law firm that works to provide access to justice to lesser-served and vulnerable members of the immigrant population and thereby promotes pro bono service among the private bar. The organization may include, for example, a non-profit that works to find, train, and support private attorneys who handle pro bono cases or a law firm that requires its attorneys to handle a significant number of cases or complex and unusually difficult cases. This organization should be considered a role model by its promotion of pro bono as a professional value and its generosity with its time and resources.
Please Help us recognize those who embody the spirit of Pro Bono! Nominate an AILA Pro Bono Hero today.
Complete this convenient online Nomination form now!**