Asylum Program 40 Year Anniversary
Celebrating 40 Years of Immigrant Justice
We are thrilled to celebrate 40 years of immigrant justice in the SF Bay Area!
Since we were founded in 1968 the Lawyers’ Committee has formed a bridge between the pro bono legal community and the civil rights movement, leveraging the resources and power of the private bar to further the cause of social justice.
For the last forty years, our pro bono Asylum Program has partnered with volunteer attorneys throughout the private bar who bring their critical legal skills to providing quality legal representation for indigent asylum seekers in the Bay Area.
By The Numbers
Our pro bono attorneys have won hundreds of asylum cases over the past several years, but hundreds of asylum seekers still urgently need legal representation — and you can help.
For pro bono attorneys who take on a full-scope asylum case through our program, LCCRSF offers workshops, seminars, trainings, and other support to guide and inform each attorney. These resources will ensure that attorneys are fully equipped to meet the needs of the client. Further, each pro bono attorney is paired with an LCCRSF staff immigration practitioner who provides mentorship throughout the asylum process. Through these support structures, attorneys who have had little or no immigration law experience are able to successfully take an asylum case from beginning to end. Please note, this opportunity is only available for attorneys at San Francisco Bay Area law firms.