Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami

Catholic Charities Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc., also known as Catholic Legal Services, (hereafter "CLS"), is a nationally recognized agency with an experienced team of attorneys and immigration professionals and whose mission is to provide professional legal services, both application assistance and attorney representation before the Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals, to those who come from foreign lands who lack sufficient means to obtain representation without regard to faith or national origin. In addition to its professional competencies, Catholic Legal Services' staff reflects the diversity of the population it serves, allowing for culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate services. Our clients come from all paths of life. We serve people from 185 countries and territories.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Florida
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile, Immigration & Naturalization
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Children, Communities of Color, Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, General Public, Human Trafficking Survivors, Immigrant youth and unaccompanied minors, Immigrants, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Low Income, Torture survivors, Women
  • Need for non-English services: Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Spanish, Mam, K'iche, Q'anjob'al, other indigenous Guatemalan languages.
  • 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: 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 intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Litigation: Appellate, Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Transactional work, Translate legal documents
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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