Record Turnout at Pro Bono Center’s Immigration Clinic

March 13, 2017

In this photo: Members of APABA-DC served as volunteer attorneys at the clinic. L-R: Annette Kwok, Aaron Wong, Tiffany Jang, James Billings-Kang, Sasha Peng, Priya Sundareshan, Shee Shee Jin, and Cathy Lian.

In a time of increasing uncertainty for immigrants, the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center assisted a record number of community members with immigration questions and concerns at its Immigration Legal Advice & Referral Clinic on Saturday, March 4. The clinic, held at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in Columbia Heights, served 77 clients in four languages in a single afternoon. Thirty-seven volunteer attorneys and immigration law mentors provided free legal information, brief advice, and/or referral to another legal services provider. Volunteers came from law firms, legal services providers, solo practice, and voluntary bar associations including the Hispanic Bar Association (HBA-DC) and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA-DC), pictured above.

Now more than ever, your volunteer service makes a difference in the lives of individuals and families with questions or concerns about immigration matters. As one client, who chose to remain anonymous, stated about her experience with the clinic, “I received priceless immigration advice from one of your dedicated lawyers, and I am grateful for the advocacy of this group [on behalf of] immigrants like me.”  

The next Pro Bono Center Immigration Legal Advice & Referral Clinic will be held on Saturday, June 3 at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School. 

If you are an attorney interested in volunteering with this clinic, please contact Kathy Lugo.

You can also contribute to the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center's mission by donating today!