Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) is seeking a rising 3L or recent law school graduate to develop Skadden and Equal Justice Works fellowship proposals to work with our Immigration Project. VOLS is a New York City legal service organization that was founded more than 35 years ago to provide New Yorkers with pro bono
civil legal services. VOLS works with the elderly, veterans, immigrant youth, the unemployed, small businesses, front-line and health care workers and children. VOLS partners with over 200 community based organizations and over 70 law firms and companies to identify and meet the legal needs of communities
across New York City. (www.volsprobono.org)
VOLS Immigration Project
The VOLS Immigration Project offers immigration legal services support for immigrant young people to help them pursue higher education, employment, and permanent residency so that they can pursue their dreams and advocate for themselves, their families, and the community. The Immigration Project is a
leader in building trusted relationships with educators and staff at public education institutions by providing ongoing training to identify and address immigration-related legal issues. The Project also works with community-based organizations, helping their constituents understand and resolve their immigration issues.
One of the Immigration Project’s primary goals is to deepen relations with our community partners through presentations, “know your rights” trainings, and on-site clinics. With the generous assistance of pro bono attorneys from New York City law firms, VOLS is able to leverage the work of its small legal department and assist clients seeking Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), asylum, Special
Immigrant Juvenile status (SIJS), and assistance with other immigration matters, protecting their rights to remain in the United States and pursue their own “American dreams.”