The Advocates for Human Rights connects asylum seekers at all stages of the legal process with volunteer, pro bono attorneys.
Interested in Volunteering?
To represent asylum seekers, an attorney:
Our asylum clients are located in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and all hearings are venued in Bloomington, MN.
Volunteer orientation sessions for asylum attorneys are held on the third Tuesday of each month. Sessions take place at noon at The Advocates' Minneapolis office. Remote participation is available. To volunteer as a pro bono attorney with The Advocates, please complete the Volunteer Attorney Registration form.
Existing Volunteer Attorneys
If you have an update on a client's case, complete the Case Update form.
If your client's case has concluded, complete the Case Closing form.
Training for Volunteer Attorneys
The Advocates provides training, support, and resource materials to our pro bono attorneys. Resources include:
You are also always welcome to engage with our organization with our other volunteer opportunities.
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Volunteer Registration Form
Volunteer Attorney Agreement
Types of Asylum Cases
Request an Interpreter
Contact a Staff Attorney
IAN Online Resources
Pro Bono Net Resources
Case Update Form
Case Closing Form
The Advocates for Human Rights
330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Main Phone: 612-341-3302
Immigrant Client Line: 612-341-9845
Media Inquiries: 612-746-4669 or Email