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Refugee And Immigrant Center For Education And Legal Services (RAICES)

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Hannah Eash
    210-226-7722, ext 17

RAICES is a Texas-based 501(c)(3) organization that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost immigration legal services and education to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas. Provides immigration related legal services for asylum seekers, unaccompanied minors, immigration detainees, and victims of violence.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Aransas, Atascosa, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Coke, Coleman, Comal, Concho, Coryell, Crockett, De Witt, Dimmit, Duval, Edwards, Falls, Fayette, Frio, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Irion, Jackson, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Knox, La Salle, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Live Oak, Llano, Maverick, McCulloch, McLennan, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Milam, Mills, Nolan, Reagan, Real, Refugio, Rockwall, Runnels, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Titus, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Williamson, Wilson, Wise, Zapata, Zavala
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile, Immigration & Naturalization
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Immigrants
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law school clinic, Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Mentors/consultants, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible, M-Th: 9am to 4pm
  • 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: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs)
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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