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Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality (formerly The Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force) is a not-for-profit organization which addresses the widespread discriminatory impact of immigration laws on the lives of lesbians, gay men, transgender individuals, bisexual individuals, and people with HIV through education, outreach, legal representation, advocacy and the maintenance of a nationwide resource and support network.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: All NYC, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)
  • Area of law: HIV/AIDS, Immigration & Naturalization
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, HIV, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Small and medium law firm attorneys
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:30pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • 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
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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