Catholic Charities Center for Immigration Legal Services

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

Prepare naturalization applications and prepare immigrant clients for their naturalization interviews with USCIS. This pro bono opportunity helps asylees, survivors of domestic violence and crime, and other low-income immigrants become U.S. citizens. At this time, the opportunity can be fully remote. One-on-one training and full supervision is provided.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: San Francisco, San Mateo
  • Area of law: Immigration & Naturalization
  • Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, Human Trafficking Survivors, 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 training and full guidance/support is provided.
  • 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, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs)
  • Other Project Types: Immigration application preparation
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Form/document review, Provide brief advice
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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