Legal Aid Of North Carolina, Battered Immigrant Project

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Rona Karacova
  • Organization Type: Nonprofit Legal Services Provider

Through the Battered Immigrant Project, Legal Aid of North Carolina's Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative also provides comprehensive and culturally appropriate legal services to immigrant survivors of violence needing assistance with immigration.

The Battered Immigrant Project represents qualifying applicants across the state in immigration matters including Self-Petitions and Petitions to Remove Conditions on Residency under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U Visas for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, T Visas for victims of human trafficking, and deportation defense for qualifying victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: North Carolina
  • Area of law: Immigration & Naturalization
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law Students, Lawyers, Senior Lawyers, Small and medium law firm attorneys
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Weekends
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Prepare legal education materials, Translate legal documents
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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