Pro Bono Program

Ayuda’s pro bono program leverage the power and resources of volunteer attorneys, willing to give their time and counsel to immigrant neighbors in need of services now more than ever, along with the expertise and commitment of Ayuda’s expert immigration attorneys and staff who serve as mentors to the volunteers and manage the clinics. 

Legal Services

Ayuda works with pro bono attorneys to provide consultations to clients through limited scope, brief advice clinics. In addition, Ayuda works with pro bono partners to provide long-term representation to clients in immigration matters through Ayuda’s pro bono pipeline.

Ayuda relies on pro bono support for our free immigration consultation clinics, which are currently being conducted remotely due to the public health crisis. Attorneys who volunteer for Ayuda’s clinics benefit from Ayuda’s expert immigration mentorship and easy-to-use intake materials. No prior immigration law experience is required, and Ayuda is able to provide interpretation assistance but is especially grateful for volunteers who speak Spanish or other languages in addition to English. Volunteer attorneys must be licensed and in good standing in any jurisdiction in the United States. Volunteering at a clinic is a one-day commitment and does not require an attorney to take on a case for continued representation.

Through Ayuda’s pro bono pipeline, pro bono attorneys are able to represent clients in immigrant matters such as T and U Visas, asylum applications, VAWA petitions, and immigration proceedings. Attorneys taking cases through Ayuda’s pro bono pipeline benefit from one-on-one mentorship by an Ayuda immigration attorney with years of expertise in such cases in addition to a library of resources to assist with the case developed and maintained by Ayuda’s pro bono program staff.

For more information, contact Pro Bono Managing Attorney, Irfana Anwer

Our Pro Bono Partners 

We are grateful to have had the opportunity to support Ayuda’s mission. During these stressful and uncertain times, it is more important than ever to ensure that vulnerable individuals receive the assistance they need, and Ayuda’s efforts to virtually connect with the community are inspiring.

Lisa Dewey

Pro Bono Partner Director, New Perimeter, DLA Piper

  • Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
  • Akin Gump
  • American Bar Association
  • Banner & Witcoff
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • CACI Inc.
  • Catholic University Columbus Community Legal Services
  • Carluzzo Rochkind & Smith, PC
  • Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll, PLLC
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Crowell & Moring LLP
  • DLA Piper
  • Dzubow & Pilcher, PLLC
  • Environmental Advocacy Organization
  • Exelon/ Pepco Holding
  • Fannie Mae
  • Fiscalnote
  • Gilbert Employment Law
  • George Washington University School of Law
  • Goren & Barreto LLC
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Howard University School of Law
  • Joseph Greenwald & Laake, P.A.
  • Katten, Muchin, Rosenman LLP
  • Konare Law
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Law Office of Orlando A. Gamarra
  • League of Conservation Voters
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • McGuire Woods LLP
  • Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Navigant
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Program
  • Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Pan American Health Organization
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Perkins Coie, LLP
  • Quinn Emanuel
  • Rees Broome PC
  • Sidley Austin
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Tahota Law
  • Thompson Hine 
  • Tomes Salter, Nichols & Gomez
  • Troutman Sanders, LLP
  • UDC David A. Clark School of Law
  • U.S. Visa Solutions
  • Vassell Law Group
  • Venable LLP
  • Verizon
  • Vinson & Elkins
  • Washington College of Law, American University
  • White & Case
  • Wilkes Legal
  • Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering Hale and Door, LLP
  • World Resources Institute


A snapshot of the Pro Bono Program Impact for Ayuda's 2023 Fiscal Year.