AILA Celebrates Pro Bono Week

Happy National Pro Bono Week! AILA members have a long history of giving back to their communities and inspiring others through pro bono service. Immigration attorneys who engage in pro bono have a deeper connection to their communities, establish a greater attorney network, and grow their own businesses. In honor of National Pro Bono Week, AILA is sharing member stories, volunteer opportunities, and new pro bono articles and videos. Sign up to help military service members, Haitian arrivals, Afghan arrivals, those formerly affected by MPP, and more. Find the pro bono opportunity that inspires you.

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Immigration Lawyers and Movements for Immigrant Justice: Mutual Benefits and Ethical Considerations

This session was presented as part of the 2021 AILA Federal Court Conference and Webcast: Removal Litigation on October 11, 2021. The complementary recording is being offered as part of AILA’s Pro Bono week. CLE credit for this recording is only available for purchasers of the full conference recording.

Learn More About How Your Colleague Gets Involved and How You Can Too

AILA National Pro Bono Committee member John Lemacks shares why he engages in pro bono, the importance of this work, and how you can get involved.

Read a Story of Pro Bono Partnership

Megan Yoshimura, senior corporate counsel at Microsoft Corporation, and John C. Lemacks, partner at Tafapolsky & Smith, LLP, share the impact of their pro bono experiences in family detention and how their past volunteer work in Dilley, Texas, inspired them to remain engaged in immigration pro bono projects.

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Pro Bono High Five - Tejas Shah on Afghan Pro Bono Work

AILA member Tejas Shah shares the importance of assisting Afghan arrivals, his own work in this area, and how other attorneys can get involved.

Learn How to Meet Community Needs through Creative Remote Pro Bono Programming

Susan Marks and Sophia Genovese with the Catholic Charities Pro Bono Project in New York discuss how the pandemic led to a creative shift in pro bono. They share how their project evolved in the new remote workplace and why pro bono is more urgent than ever as they provide quality immigration legal assistance in New York City and the Lower Hudson Valley.

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Video of Judah Lakin - Pro Bono High Five

Happy Pro Bono Week! In the AILA Pro Bono High Five series, we ask immigration attorneys to share their pro bono work and what inspires them to help others.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21102106.