Our pro bono attorneys help heroic women and girls with little resources navigate the complex U.S. legal system and win the protection they are entitled to under U.S. law. We ensure that our pro bono attorneys have all the resources they need to get the best outcome for our clients. Our pro bono attorneys work as co-counsel with an assigned in-house attorney, and every pro bono attorney has access to training, mentorship, and other resources, such as our Pro Bono E-Library. We specialize in and place the following types of cases: gender-based asylum petitions, T visa petitions for trafficking survivors, U visa petitions for survivors of certain serious crimes who cooperate with law enforcement, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions for domestic violence survivors who are abused by their U.S. citizen or permanent resident partner, and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) petitions for girls who have been abused, abandoned or neglected. Pro bono attorneys may represent clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or in immigration court. From time to time we also work with pro bono attorneys in appellate matters and impact litigation. For FAQ, see https://www.tahirih.org/get-involved/our-pro-bono-network/frequently-asked-questions-about-our-network/

Project Frequency


Project Time Commitment

Varied, depends on project

Project Location

Remote Electronic (service completed by phone or internet)

Area of Law

  • Immigration

Geographic Areas

  • Remote

Project For

  • Attorney

Population Served

  • Children/Youth
  • Crime Victims
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors
  • Immigrants
  • Limited English Proficient

Skills to be Developed

  • Client Advice and Counseling
  • Document Drafting (Contracts/Advance Directives/Petitions/etc.)
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Post-Trial Advocacy (Case Review/Expunctions/etc.)
  • Pre-Trial Advocacy (Motions/Discovery/etc.)
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Training Provided for Project Volunteers
  • Volunteers Who Speak an Additional Language Requested for this Project
  • Malpractice Insurance Provided for this Project
  • Mentorship Provided for this Project