Americans for Immigrant Justice

Americans for Immigrant Justice is an award-winning non-profit law and advocacy firm that protects and promotes the basic human rights of immigrants. In Florida and on a national level, it champions the rights of unaccompanied immigrant children; advocates for survivors of trafficking and domestic violence; serves as a watchdog on immigration detention practices and policies; and speaks for immigrant groups who have particular and compelling claims to justice.

Its multicultural and multilingual staff works to build alliances between immigrant and nonimmigrant groups, including government, civic, social and faith-based communities.

Advocates involved in immigration issues, the national media, and federal and state policy makers, consider AI Justice to be one of the most effective national groups fighting for immigrant justice


Geographic limitations.  Cases within the jurisdiction of the Miami Immigration Court.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Broward, Collier, Hendry, Lee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, Saint Lucie
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Family & Juvenile, Immigration & Naturalization
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Children, Communities of Color, Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Immigrant youth and unaccompanied minors, Immigrants, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Torture survivors, Women
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law school clinic, Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Senior Lawyers, Small and medium law firm attorneys
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish, Creole
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible, Weekends
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • 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, Legislative or policy advocacy, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Translate legal documents
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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