Dear Friend of PAIR,

We are excited to share that today we are launching PAIR's pro bono Training Bank!

Here, you can find the recordings and accompanying slides for all of the trainings we have hosted this year (including October's Immigration Court training series).

Moving forward, we will be consistently updating this page after each training—so please be sure to bookmark it for your reference! Buttons containing links to the Training Bank and other pro bono pages will also be included at the end of every monthly volunteer email, including this one.

Speaking of trainings, we will be hosting two trainings in November: an 1) Overview of Immigration Relief Options and an 2) Overview of Withholding of Removal. You can register by using the links below.

And as always, we have included a list of asylum-seeking clients who are in need of a pro bono/team to directly represent them in their case. Typically, PAIR's pro bono teams from law firms consist of one or more attorneys, a supervising partner, and often one or more paralegals/support staff.

In recent months, we have been collaborating with new firms in taking on a full representation asylum case. If you're an interested partner or associate, I'd be very glad to talk more with you about this pro bono opportunity, and how I can help support you in building a pro bono team at your firm.

In the meantime, I look forward to seeing many of you again at our upcoming trainings later this month!

In solidarity,
Pro Bono Involvement Coordinator at PAIR
Available Pro Bono Cases

To read the longer case abstract for each the cases below, please click here.

If you are an attorney and are interested in taking on one of the below cases, please email me at

  • Asylum (Immigration Court): JMM (Venezuela) is a 32 year old man who fears returning to his home country due to political persecution as well as his sexual orientation.

  • Asylum (Immigration Court): NNA (Democratic Republic of the Congo) is a 27 year old woman who fears returning to her home country because of her tribal group, nationality, and religion.

  • Asylum (Immigration Court): JVA (Colombia) is a 30 year old man who fears returning to his home country due to his sexual orientation.
Upcoming Trainings
Overview of Immigration Relief Options
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
from 12:00 - 1:00pm EST
Hosted by PAIR Deputy Director, Elena Noureddine

This training will give an overview of some frequently encountered immigration relief options for clients we've worked with. Participants will be trained in the basic eligibility requirements of these options, bars to seeking relief, and factors to consider before and as you apply. The training is meant to provide a foundation that participants can use in advising and screening clients to identify potential eligibility, and to understand the processes and benefits of each form of relief. Please click here to register.

Overview of Withholding of Removal
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
from 12:00 - 1:00pm EST
Hosted by PAIR Deputy Director, Elena Noureddine

This training will focus on the ins and outs of helping clients seek protection in the form of Withholding of Removal, both as a relief option sought together with asylum—or—when seeking asylum is not an option. 

This training will go over:
• Some circumstances in which a client’s best option would be a grant of Withholding of Removal; 
• The standard of proof for proving your legal case;
• Basic eligibility requirements;
• Bars to seeking Withholding of Removal; and 
• Tips on how to prepare the strongest claim for protection. 

Please click here to register.
Pro Bono Resources