The Advocates for Human Rights
330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800Minneapolis, MN 55401
- Phone: 612-341-9845
- Website: http://www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org
The Advocates for Human Rights provides free legal services to low-income asylum seekers, human trafficking survivors, unaccompanied children and detained immigrants in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota; connects formerly-detained families with legal services through the National Asylum Help Line; and provides technical assistance and support to attorneys nationwide.
- State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Minnesota
- Area of law: Immigration & Naturalization
- Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Communities of Color, Detained individuals, Human Trafficking Survivors, Immigrant youth and unaccompanied minors, Immigrants, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Torture survivors
- Opportunities For: Interpreters, Lawyers, Mentors, Mentors/consultants, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers, Small and medium law firm attorneys
- Need for non-English services: French, Oromo, Somali, Spanish
- Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
- Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
- Training Provided: Yes
- Training Required: No
- CLE credit for trainings: Yes
- CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
- 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 intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Hotline staffing, Legal Research, Litigation: Appellate, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Translate legal documents
- Long Distance Opportunities: Conduct Research, Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Mentor Volunteer Lawyers
- Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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