Monday, December 22 about us helping win asylum cases worldwide


We recognize that lawyers representing asylum seekers often work for free or at substantially reduced rates, especially in the United States. We are committed to remaining a free service so that these dedicated lawyers do not have to bear additional out-of-pocket expenses to represent their clients. In order to do this, we need financial support and the continued enthusiastic support of our volunteers.

We have no paid staff. Our office space is donated. Our budget is just over $17,000 per year, which includes improvements to the site and secure hosting of the site. We have no administrative overhead and we spend nothing on fundraising.

Virtually every aspect of the site relies on volunteers. Volunteers commit their time and knowledge to help other attorneys using our Knowledgeable Attorney database and by serving as moderators of our discussion forums. And volunteers donate their briefs and documents so that other attorneys and representatives can build on the work of their colleagues, instead of spending time repeating work that's already been done.

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Using the on-line service Network for Good, you can make a cash donation to help maintain the site. Network for Good maintains secure servers for credit card and other transactions. Your donation is tax-deductible under U.S. law. Click here to donate.

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Give Briefs
Attorneys have donated about 75 briefs to the site over the last 2-3 years. Considering the factual and legal research that goes into such briefs, we estimate that this collection represents more than $1 million in attorney time.

By donating a brief, you will insure that the work you've done to help one asylum seeker will benefit many, many others. All we ask is that you redact information that might identify the client and e-mail the brief to us. We'll do the rest.

Give Documents
Our library includes documents that are not available anywhere else on the internet, such as the U.S. State Departments "Profiles of Asylum Claims," support packets prepared by Human Rights Documentation Exchange, expert affidavits, letters sent from the UNHCR to embassies, and older country condition reports no longer maintained on government sites. Most of these have been sent to us by users.

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