AILA MAP Thanks U.S. Service Members All Year Through!

Anytime is a wonderful time to pay tribute to U.S. military personnel. Join forces with AILA MAP pro bono volunteers & show appreciation now and throughout the year by providing expert immigration legal help to service members and their families.

Do You Have a Pro Bono Hero?

Participate in AILA's quarterly Pro Bono Heroes recognition program. In the second quarter of 2014, an individual AILA member promoting the professional values of pro bono immigration legal work will be recognized. Nominate an AILA Pro Bono Hero today!


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Pro Bono

"To what greater object, to what greater character, can we aspire as lawyers than to assist the helpless and friendless in a worthy cause? I say there is none. To devote your skill and energy to the plight of another, without the promise of a material reward for oneself, is what sets us apart as professionals."

John Adams, 1761

Devoting time and professional skill to public service is a hallmark of the legal profession. AILA offers resources to assist members to locate opportunities as well as incorporate such service into their practices.

If you are an AILA member interested in obtaining more information about AILA's Pro Bono activities, please review the resources below or feel free to contact Associate Director of AILA's Practice & Professionalism Center Susan Timmons. If you are not a member but seek advice or information about your situation, please utilize our immigration lawyer search tool or contact a pro bono legal service provider in your area.

  • AILA Pro Bono Heroes Recognition Program (Updated 4/16/14)
    AILA's National Pro Bono Services Committee presents a quarterly Pro Bono Heroes recognition program. Each quarter, a different category of person/organization exemplifying the professional values of pro bono immigration legal work is profiled. Nominations now open!
    AILA Doc. No. 13050340.
  • AILA's Fourteen Stories: Dynamic Lawyers. Compassionate Results.
    In this special publication, we have compiled some of the most heart-warming, inspirational, moving, and just plain amazing immigration moments from 2012 and 2013. AILA Doc. No. 13051748.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051748.
  • Fourteen Days of AILA Valentines (Updated 3/6/13)
    For the next 14 days we will share some of the most heart-warming, inspirational, moving and just plain amazing immigration moments of this past year that will make you not only smile, but proud to be part of such progressive and compassionate profession. AILA Doc. No. 13021400.
    AILA Doc. No. 13021400.
  • Citizenship Day 2014
    Each spring, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) sponsors "Citizenship Day," a single-day workshop with sites around the country providing assistance to lawful permanent residents eligible for naturalization. For 2014, Citizenship Day will be on April 26, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 08020862.
  • AILA Member Pro Bono Pledge
    The AILA Member Pro Bono Pledge is an association-wide effort to inspire and support each other to publicly commit (or recommit) efforts to pro bono service. We are asking all members to accept the Challenge and take the pledge today!
    AILA Doc. No. 08030580.
  • Prosecutorial Discretion Toolkit(1678 KB)
    A toolkit for use in planning/hosting local pro bono legal services clinics to address the needs of pro se respondents who may be eligible for prosecutorial discretion. Serves as a start to finish “how-to” guide for the group processing workshop model of pro bono clinic. AILA Doc. No. 12021342.
    AILA Doc. No. 12021342.
  • A Podcast Companion to the AILA Prosecutorial Discretion Toolkit
    This podcast training is meant as a complement to the AILA Prosecutorial Discretion Toolkit: A Guide to Hosting a Pro Bono Clinic to Assist Pro Se Respondents, which when combined provides chapters with all the tools needed to plan and host a group processing pro bono clinic.
  • AILA DREAM Defenders (AD2)
    AD2 is a collaborative pro bono project that aims to provide expert immigration pro bono assistance and advocacy support to DREAMers. AD2 is a way for members to support the movement to pass the DREAM Act and to provide much needed pro bono legal services immigrant youth. AILA Doc. No. 11080268.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080268.
  • AILA Military Assistance Program (MAP)
    The AILA MAP is a collaborative effort between AILA and the United States military Legal Assistance JAG Corps. If you’re an attorney,read more about how you can help military families. If you’re a member of the military or family member,learn how you can get immigration help. AILA Doc. No. 07121379.
    AILA Doc. No. 07121379.
  • Find Your Pro Bono Opportunity
    Volunteer locally to strengthen your community. Use this guide to find an organization where your unique skills will shine. Make a difference today!
  • Resources to Support Your Efforts
    Contains links to national and local immigration-related agencies and organizations, an archive of the Pro Bono Newsletter, and inspirational articles featuring non-profit organizations working with immigrants on the grassroots level.
    AILA Doc. No. 06090613.