Get involved

Immigrant Justice Corps cannot do its work without the active partnership and contributions of the country’s great law schools, colleges, law firms, legal services providers and philanthropists. Learn more about how you or your organization can support Immigrant Justice Corps, its Fellows and the communities it serves.

Getting community organizations involved

Immigrant Justice Corps are hosted at New York City’s leading legal services providers and community-based organizations. IJC taps into the rich immigrant rights and legal services infrastructure that already exists in the city and, through the Fellowships, enables host organizations to do even more of what they are already doing so well.

Legal services providers in and around New York City can apply to host both Justice Fellows, who are recent law-school graduates, and Community Fellows, who are recent college graduates. Community-based organizations can apply to host Community Fellows.

We are no longer accepting applications from organizations seeking to host Justice or Community Fellows starting in the fall 2017. However, organizations seeking to get involved may reach out to Victoria Neilson, Legal Director, at vneilson@justicecorps.org.

Getting law firms and lawyers involved

Immigrant Justice Corps is committed to building relationships with the city’s leading law firms and members of the private and public interest bar. Pro bono lawyers are critical to the work of IJC in a number of different ways, including assistance with start-up and corporate matters, representing clients in BIA and federal appeals, and co-counseling on systemic litigation.

In addition, IJC will also individually recruit and convene a small cohort of highly accomplished members of the private and public interest bar who wish to volunteer their time and many talents to supporting the work of the IJC in a variety of ways. These senior lawyers will serve Of Counsel with the Corps and may conduct skills trainings for Justice and Community Fellows, mentor junior lawyers, assist with the development of IJC’s model and structure, or carry their own immigration cases, among many other possibilities. Most importantly, Of Counsel attorneys will be ambassadors of IJC to the legal community at large, helping to raise awareness about the immigrant representation crisis and engage their colleagues in developing new strategies to ameliorate it.

If you would like to learn more about pro bono opportunities with Immigrant Justice Corps or about the Of Counsel program, please contact Emily Bormann, Operations Specialist, at Ebormann@justicecorps.org. We look forward to working with you!

 

Getting colleges and law schools involved

Immigrant Justice Corps recruits the country’s most talented and committed college and law students to be our Justice and Community Fellows. The staff and professors at law schools and colleges are critical to ensuring that happens. IJC staff would be happy to speak to you and your students about fellowship opportunities and the rich program of professional development activities that the Immigrant Justice Corps provides to participants.

We would also love your suggestions for the best way to reach future fellows on college and law school campuses across the country. If you are interested in learning more about how students at your school can participate in Immigrant Justice Corps, please contact Victoria Neilson, Legal Director, at vneilson@justicecorps.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Getting donors involved

Immigrant Justice Corps catalyzes the careers of dozens of college and law graduates every year, serves tens of thousands of immigrants, and develops new ways of thinking about and practicing public interest law. We can’t do any of this without the generosity and support of our donors. Gifts made to Immigrant Justice Corps are used to solve one of the most entrenched problems facing New York City and the country today – the representation crisis facing low-income immigrant families.

If you are interested in becoming a partner in this effort, please contact Emily Bormann, Operations Specialist, atEbormann@justicecorps.org.

If you are interested in donating to our cause, all donations can be mailed to:

Immigrant Justice Corps, Attn: Operations Team
17 Battery Place Suite 236
New York, NY, 10004

Thanks in advance for your support!