Georgetown University Law - Center for Applied Legal Studies
Georgetown Law - Center for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) represents immigrants from around the world seeking asylum in the United States because of persecution in their home countries. Law students assume primary responsibility for the representation of asylum seekers under the supervision of experienced immigration attorneys. CALS serves clients in DC, Virginia, and Maryland pro bono.
We can accept:
- affirmative asylum cases before USCIS
- defensive asylum cases where clients are in Immigration Court proceedings
- referrals of asylum cases from other organizations
We have access to a wide range of languages through volunteer translators and interpreters to serve our clients.
|District of Columbia
|Are immigration legal services provided?
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
|Asylum applications, Removal hearings
|Types of immigration legal services provided:
|Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court
|Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
|Arabic, English, French, Spanish
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?
|Assistance with asylum only.
|Number of attorneys on staff:
|Is organization BIA recognized?
|Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff:
|Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff:
|Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff:
|Pro Bono opportunities?