Trafficking Attorneys

The Advocates for Human Rights connects trafficking victims with volunteer, pro bono attorneys to assist with their immigration cases in application for T nonimmigrant status (T visa).

Interested in Volunteering?
To represent trafficking victims in immigration matters, an attorney:

  • Must have a current bar admission in any U.S. state;
  • Does not need any specialized knowledge or experience in immigration law;
  • Agrees to represent an trafficking victim throughout the T Nonimmigrant application process, and
  • May agree to represent them in immigration proceedings or assist with family reunification.

Our T Visa clients are located in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and any immigration proceedings are venued in Fort Snelling, MN.

Volunteer orientation sessions for T Visa attorneys are held on the third Tuesday of each month. Sessions take place at noon at The Advocates' Minneapolis office or remotely.  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.