Volunteer Opportunities

Translation and Interpretation Project

The Center seeks volunteers to be on-call for the Translation and Interpretation Project. Volunteers work with practicing immigration attorneys and law students and serve as an integral part of the interviewing team. No prior legal experience or knowledge of immigration law is required. Training provided. There is a particular need for volunteers who are fluent in Spanish, Karen, French, Arabic, Somali, Oromo, Amharic, or Kisii. Email Kjerstin at kjyager@umn.edu for more¬†information.

Human Rights Defender Project

This project is a collaboration of The Advocates for Human Rights, the University of Minnesota Law School James H. Binger Center for New Americans and Robins Kaplan LLP.

Pro Bono Bond Representation

Pro Bono Bond Representation works with volunteer lawyers interested in representing detained immigrants in custody redetermination proceedings. Volunteers shadow attorneys from the Minnesota Detention Project before taking on a case. Learn more about the Pro Bono Bond Representation opportunity.

Court Observation

Court Observation volunteers bring transparency and accountability to the immigration system. Volunteer court observers attend hearings and report on issues of concern, including access to counsel, family and community support, and interpretation; the manner of arrest; and the ability of individuals to raise defenses to deportation. Get involved with the Court Observation opportunity.

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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