Purpose and unmet legal need:
The purpose of EBDP is to partner with East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) to provide immigration legal services to support and empower Bay Area residents. EBDP was created with a focus on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), but has expanded to assist with a wider breadth of immigrant petitions and applications. Many immigrants have legal claims to remain in the United States, but don’t have the resources to fight for those claims. The goal of our pro bono work is to support local nonprofits and to help them reach as many clients seeking immigration assistance as possible. Members of EBDP will have the opportunity to volunteer at workshops to help prepare and file DACA applications by assisting with legal intake.
Work of participants:
EBDP members will receive training on how to complete different applications and will have the opportunity to participate in DACA workshops or work one-on-one with clients on more time-intensive applications.
Supervision: EBDP helps provide direct legal services to immigrant communities in the East Bay under the supervision of East Bay Community Law Center attorneys.
Time Commitment: All volunteers must attend an initial training with our supervising attorneys at EBCLC which typically lasts three to four hours. Thereafter, all volunteers will have the opportunity to attend at least one 3-hour clinic per month.
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