This is why you became an attorney! Immigration court help-desk attorney volunteers needed


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


LA Immigration COurt606 South Olive StreetLos Angeles, CA 90014


Esperanza is a public interest legal organization serving the vulnerable immigrant population of Los Angeles. Our organization provides pro-bono direct representation and community education to adults and children in immigration removal proceedings.

Our newest community education program is called Immigration Court Help-Desk (ICH), and its purpose is to provide information and guidance to the many unrepresented respondents facing removal proceedings in the Los Angeles Immigration Court.

At ICH, Esperanza staff meets with adults and families during our walk-in hours to conduct intake interviews in order to determine how best we can assist them and which forms of relief they qualify for. Some respondents are then scheduled for a self-help workshop that provides them with information they will need to prepare their defenses.

This program is one of the first in the country, and we are seeking volunteers who are passionate about immigrant rights and social justice. Volunteer attorneys are needed to assist during our self-help workshops where they will help respondents fill out the necessary forms for their reliefs (i.e. asylum and cancellation of removal for legal permanent residents, etc.). Spanish language skills are preferred.

It is time to get involved! Isn’t this why you went to law school?

To apply, email you resume and a cover letter to Kimberley Plotnik Esq. Pro Bono Coordinator at


  • People Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Spanish

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Active bar licenece or recent JD graduate

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