Pro Bono Attorneys
TASSC’s Pro Bono Attorneys are valuable members of the TASSC team and provide a vital service to survivors, who might otherwise not have legal representation.
Are you a local ATTORNEY seeking an opportunity to:
Work with the TASSC Legal Services Program on a part-time pro bono basis;
Prepare asylum applications and represent clients at the asylum office and in immigration court; and,
Provide impactful and rewarding service to TASSC survivors.
If so, we invite you to partner with us.
As a TASSC pro bono attorney, you are expected to:
Maintain a small caseload of 1-3 clients, depending on your availability and preference;
Follow TASSC’s Code of Ethics and practice trauma-informed care in all that you do;
Be responsive to client inquiries;
Represent clients for the full duration of their case, often lasting 3-5 years;
Help clients prepare personal statements to submit with their asylum applications;
Aid clients in the collection and review of evidence;
Research country conditions, immigration laws and recent cases to aid in preparing clients’ cases;
Meet with clients to prepare for their asylum interview; and,
Attend the asylum interview or court hearing with your client.
While TASSC will provide comprehensive training on all required activities, to be qualified for this volunteer role, individuals must:
Have a US law degree (JD) and admission to any state bar;
Be locally based and able to meet with clients living in DC, Maryland and Virginia;
Have a commitment to TASSC’s foundational values and mission, and demonstrated commitment to legal services, human rights, public interest law, and/or social justice; and,
Strong interpersonal skills and a record of cultural competence and humility; cross-cultural communication skills; experience working with clients, staff and interns of diverse backgrounds.
To join the TASSC team as a Pro Bono Attorney:
Reach out to us by submitting a volunteer interest form. Let us know a little about you, your legal experience, and why you are interested in representing survivors of torture in their asylum cases.
If your experience meets our need, we’ll reach out to schedule an INTERVIEW.