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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Adelante accepting new clients?
    Yes, but on a limited basis. For context, we have a total of about 6 cases at the moment and we have been working on these for the last year or so.
  • Where can I find the latest information about Adelante's activities?
    Your best bet to stay informed is by becoming a site member and following our blog. Additionally, our Events calendar will allow you to learn about, RSVP for, and become involved with events alongside Adelante.
  • Does Adelante have an office?
    No. Our attorneys and volunteers engage in their work remotely.
  • What kinds of cases does Adelante accept?
    Our focus is in removal defense, and specifically asylum, which means that we represent noncitizens in deportation proceedings before the Immigration Court.
  • What is the typical profile of your volunteers?
    Mostly, they are law students interested in gaining experience in immigration and asylum law because they have the opportunity to work on active cases while supervised by an attorney.
  • Do I need to be an attorney or a law student to volunteer?
    No. You do not need any special training to volunteer, but you will be expected to respect the privacy of our clients and to complete assigned tasks, which are often subject to strict deadlines, within the allotted time period.
  • What kinds of things do volunteers help with?
    While each volunteer can make their own unique contributions, in the past, this work has included attending client interviews, compiling country conditions evidence, drafting motions and briefs, preparing cases for trial, and drafting appeals.
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