American Gateways

Organization Description: 

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. Our work is focused on providing high quality legal services to newcomers, regardless of their ability to pay.

To volunteer, contact: 
Location: 
315 E. Highland Mall Boulevard, Suite 501
Austin, 78752
Location Map: 
Needed
Phone Number: 
Area(s) of Law: 
Immigration
Special Populations Served: 
Children
HIV-positive
Immigrants
Victims of crime
Opportunities to represent clients in court, administrative hearings, or other venues: 
Yes
Non-litigation opportunites: 
Clinics
Community outreach and education
Mentorship
Pro se assistance
Research
Opportunities for: 
Lawyer
Interpreter/translator
Law student
Experts
Opportunities well-suited for a group to work on together (for example: several lawyers from one firm or legal department): 
Yes
Training provided for volunteers: 
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
Orientation
Substantive Training
Mentorship or supervision provided for volunteers: 
Mentor upon request
Staff attorney mentor
Staff monitors progress of case
Malpractice coverage provided for volunteers: 
Yes
Translation/interpretation provided for volunteers: 
Yes

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