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Reentry Resource Center - New York

Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

Asylum Practice Area of Pro Bono Net

  • Organization: Pro Bono Net
  • Date Created: Wednesday, April 05, 2006
  • Submitted: Wednesday, April 05, 2006
  • Attachment(s): LINK

This area supports lawyers who are providing pro bono assistance to individuals seeking asylum in the United States.

The practice area was developed by Human Rights First, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the SF Bay Area, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, with assistance from the Open Society Institute and the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Volunteers Are Needed! There are more people fleeing persecution today than at any time since World War II. As the need for help becomes more critical, however, countries with traditionally liberal asylum policies, among them the United States, have developed new barriers to turn away refugees seeking protection.

Practice Area Resources. The practice area contains tremendous online support and resources to its participating lawyers, including news, a calendar of trainings and events, online listings of new cases for volunteers, and an online library of training manuals, briefs and practice materials.

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