Help immigrant women fleeing gender-based violence: Legal Research Assistant

Cause Areas


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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


Legal Research Assistant


Work directly with our Immigration/ Family Law attorney in providing research assistance on immigration law, international law, Board of Immigration Appeals decisions and conduct country conditions research for asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases, as well as research family law issues such as court procedure and law related to custody, guardianship, and divorce.


  • Legal research skills, access to Westlaw or Lexis Nexis, access to internet and/or law library

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • A law student who is independent and self-disciplined, has quality time management, not hesitant to ask questions, and has experience with legal research.

Tahirih Justice Center is a national, non-profit organization that protects courageous immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by elevating their voices in communities, courts, and Congress.

Since 1997, Tahirih has assisted nearly 22,000 women and children seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as rape, female genital mutilation, domestic violence, human trafficking, "honor" crimes, and forced marriage. Our award-winning, holistic model for protection combines free legal services and social services case management with bridge-building public policy advocacy, education, and outreach.

With offices in Baltimore, Houston, Greater DC, and San Francisco, Tahirih’s programs efficiently and effectively leverage donated professional services from a vast network of attorneys, medical professionals, and community volunteers. Be a part of Tahirih’s award winning model by donating your time!


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Paralegal
  • Research
  • Immigration Law
  • Family Law

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-15 hours a month (depends on research project)

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