UIC Pro Bono Legal Service and Volunteer Training

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the UIC. Please feel free to use the materials posted on this site to gain a better understanding of what is required of volunteers. If you would like to sign up to take a case, please contact us to request a match to a UIC mentor.

The following resources provide on demand, self study units for volunteers to learn more about immigration and asylum law. These units will help volunteers understand what is required to take on a pro bono case.

UIC Orientation

This resource will provide general information about the UIC and then introduce volunteers to the self study materials featured on this website.

Immigration Law 101

This resource will provide an overview of key immigration law and practice concepts for individuals who are unfamiliar with this area of law before they sign up to take on a pro bono case.

Asylum Law Training

This resource will provide an overview of asylum law and core concepts and practice tips for attorneys who will take on a pro bono case for the UIC.

“The United States should be an asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty.”

Thomas Paine