Volunteer Lawyer Training

RMIAN trains pro bono attorneys to represent adults in immigration detention and immigrant children through annual Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs, smaller supplemental trainings, model hearing programs and ongoing mentoring. RMIAN’s staff members and RMIAN’s Pro Bono Mentoring Panel provide ongoing mentoring to volunteer attorneys. RMIAN also provides professional liability insurance to all RMIAN volunteer attorneys.

The Program works to:

  • Recruit, train, and mentor dedicated pro bono attorneys from all fields of the law to represent detained adults and children in immigration removal proceedings
  • Maintain an effective case referral system with engaged and knowledgeable pro bono attorneys
  • Share best practices with other legal service organizations who rely on pro bono assistance

Click here to learn how you can participate in the Program and for information on upcoming trainings offered by RMIAN.

My client won asylum yesterday and was released from the detention center today. The experience I got from doing her case through the clinic was life changing and I’m so happy she is a free woman. Thank you for putting me in touch with her and for all the work RMIAN does.
— University of Wyoming law student, Alia T. Scott, upon winning her RMIAN pro bono client’s asylum case