Pro Bono Opportunity – African Services Committee

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The African Services Committee (ASC) is the oldest non-profit serving the African immigrant community in New York City. Established in 1981 by Ethiopian refugees, ASC was initially set up to provide comprehensive resettlement assistance to African refugees and asylum seekers. Today, ASC provides health, housing, legal, educational and self-sufficiency services to African and Caribbean immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers affected by war, poverty, global health disparities, political oppression, and social persecution based on sexual orientation or HIV status. Our programs are designed to meet the basic needs of newcomers, using health as a gateway to immigrant integration and supporting community members to live healthy and productive lives.

ASC is currently seeking two law students to assist with a deferred action immigration case, to start as soon as possible. The pro bono opportunity will primarily involve assisting attorneys to research and prepare the filing of the case. The exact terms of the pro bono opportunity are flexible, but students should be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours/week for at least 4 -6 weeks.

The ideal candidate is a JD student with interest in immigration law who has completed at least their first year of law school. Candidates should have exceptional research, writing and analytical skills as well as be highly organized and detailed oriented.

To apply, please send a resume and a brief cover letter to Sarah Corsico at sarahcorsico@africanservices.org and Franco Torres at francot@africanservices.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. 

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