Ohio Pro Bono Events

Dilley Pro Bono Project

Volunteer for a week with the Dilley Pro Bono project representing detained women and children at the South Texas Family Residential Center!  Email Jessica Ramos at jramos@ablelaw.org to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 11 individuals.


Immigrant Justice Campaign

We are looking for experienced removal defense practitioners who are interested in the following volunteer opportunities:

  1. Hotline—AILA attorneys can volunteer for shifts from 9-11amEST and 11am-1pmEST.  During this time, pro bonos can call a hotline number that will be directed to your office/cell phone number.  Calls will come in on a one-by-one basis. (Our phone service provider automatically handles forwarding, etc.).  We are anticipating only a handful of calls during each 2-hour shift.
  2. Office Hours—AILA attorneys can volunteer to host this group call from 1-2pm.  We anticipate that many pro bonos with newly placed cases will call into office hours to ask questions about the check-in process.


In addition to offering the hotline and office hours, we also provide pro bono attorneys with training materials relating to ICE check-ins and information on how they can direct their clients to experienced immigration attorneys after the first ICE check in.


If you would like to sign up for a hotline or office our shift, please click here.  We will then follow-up with instructions and next steps.


Family Separation

AILA National is working to coordinate pro bono attorneys to assist families that were separated at the border.  The families are being released from the detention center in El Paso, Texas and are being relocated throughout the US.  There are at least 13 families that will have their first check-in with ICE very soon.  If you are available, please sign up at the link below.  Thank you!!


**Once matched, we ask that volunteers reach out to these families, review their information, and accompany them to their initial check-ins. Please note that these cases vary greatly in terms of posture and available supporting documents. There is no requirement or expectation that you represent the family beyond the ICE check-in.