Catholic Charities Center for Immigration Legal & Support Services

  • Location:
    36 37th Ave.
    San Mateo, CA 94403

Work directly with immigrant clients to complete naturalization applications and prepare them for their naturalization interviews with USCIS. This work helps asylees, survivors of domestic violence and crime, and other low-income immigrants become U.S. citizens! At this time, pro bono work with CILSS can be fully remote. One-on-one training and full supervision are provided.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: California
  • Area of law: Immigration & Naturalization
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, Immigrant youth and unaccompanied minors, Immigrants, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Persons with Disabilities, State Residents, Torture survivors, Women, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Lawyers, Senior Lawyers, Small and medium law firm attorneys
  • Need for non-English services: Spanish
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: One-on-one, remote or in-person training available. Consistent access to case guidance and support.
  • 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
  • Other Project Types: Immigration application preparation
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Form/document review, Virtual/remote clinics
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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