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AILA’s Pro Bono Newsletter, Spring 2012

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12032663 (posted Mar. 26, 2012)"

AILA brings you the latest issue of the Pro Bono Newsletter on our digital reading platform! You can peruse the Spring 2012 edition on your home computer, smart phone, or tablet! When the viewer opens, use the top navigation bar to flip pages, print, search for keywords, share with colleagues, and much more!

For those who have trouble with the new format, the PDF version of the issue is also available.

In This Issue:

"How You Can Get Involved in Pro Bono"
Pro bono gives immigration practitioners an opportunity to improve the quality of life in our communities. AILA National, as well as local chapters, have several programs members can get involved in.

"H.E.L.P. Is Here for the Homeless Immigrants of Los Angeles"
As part of the Homeless Experience Legal Program (H.E.L.P.), lawyers volunteer to visit shelters and help clients with legal matters ranging from immigration issues to child custody and criminal issues. The program has experienced great success in the past six years.
ALSO: Read more about H.E.L.P.'s founder, Judge Jay C. Zainey.

"AILA Training Addresses Children at Immigration Crossroads"
In response to an overwhelming need to educate practitioners serving unaccompanied minor children, the Southern California Chapter of AILA (SoCal AILA) is teaching private practitioners about the underused benefit of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).

"Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Pro Bono"
Gear up for AILA's 6th annual Citizenship Day on April 21, as well as the 2nd annual Pro Bono Clinic at AILA's annual conference in Nashville on June 16.