Pro Bono Opportunities
Ways to get involved as a pro bono attorney:
1) Volunteer at citizenship workshop for a few hours: help applicants review their N-400 citizenship applications for quality and accuracy. To register for a workshop, visit our events page.
2) Represent an applicant for naturalization at their interview who is seeking a disability waiver of the English and civics requirements. If interested in this opportunity, please contact Sarah Plavcan at firstname.lastname@example.org. fill the space
3) Review and revise a Disability Waiver for applicants seeking a waiver of the English and civics requirements due to a mental or physical disability. If interested in this opportunity, please contact Sarah Plavcan at email@example.com .
Charles Sanders on why he volunteers:
Charles is an attorney at Latham Watkins that has volunteered with Project Citizenship since its inception in 2014.
“I volunteer for Project Citizenship because it’s inspiring to see people who view this country as a land of opportunity, and it’s rewarding to help them through the process. My first pro bono client commented after having his application approved, ‘Now I can die happy,’ to which I jokingly responded, ‘Not until you take the oath!’
The citizenship workshops make you appreciate how daunting the application can be to those who don’t have a degree in dealing with forms and legalese, as we do, and it doesn’t take much training to be able to provide meaningful assistance. The citizenship workshops provide a self-contained opportunity to do some good in a few hours – there’s no big commitment to training or long-term client responsibility required.”