Pro Bono Attorney

At HIAS we ensure that refugees and asylum seekers are advised of their rights, are provided with detailed information about eligibility and the process of seeking asylum, and that trained legal counsel is secured for them at no expense. With two full time on staff legal attorneys, we seek additional pro bono representatives to ensure that our clients find safe and secure asylum here in New York City.


Pro bono attorneys receive case referrals that have been thoroughly screened by an experienced legal professional and accepted by HIAS for representation. Each volunteer is matched with a mentor who is familiar with the case and is available to answer questions, offer ongoing support, and review briefs and filings. HIAS also provides access to our network of volunteer interpreters and translators. Before becoming a pro bono attorney through HIAS, our experienced legal advocated provide thorough training and supportive materials.