Attorneys who have an ongoing active interest in the program are retained on our Pro Bono Attorney list and contacted for assistance with workshops and other activities. We also occasionally solicit outside help to take individual cases.
American Gateways is committed to justice for immigrants because we believe that everyone- regardless of immigration status- should be allowed to demonstrate their legal reason to be in the United States. Far too many people, with a legal reason to be here, are detained or deported simply because they can't afford to hire a private immigration lawyer. Furthermore, immigrants do not have a legal right to a court-appointed attorney in immigration matters and most do not qualify for government-funded legal assistance programs.
LSLA employs a team of 12 employees dedicated to the recruitment, training, appreciation, and retention of private attorneys to assist our eligible clients on a pro bono basis. LSLA’s Pro Bono Team includes a directing attorney who has been with the firm for 25 years, 3 attorneys who serve as pro bono litigation coordinators, 3 staff attorneys, and 4 support personnel. The attorneys collectively have nearly 100 years of legal experience.