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.
Help us maintain and improve asylumlaw.org.
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Help mission-driven attorneys
and advocates around the world
a much-desired outcome for their clients.
asylumlaw.org is an Illinois based non-profit organization
with 501(c)(3) status granted by the Internal Revenue Service.
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Using the on-line service Network for Good, you can make a cash donation
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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
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.
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condition reports no longer maintained on government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.
Have a good document? Send it in:
mail: aslumlaw.org, inc.
State St., Suite 300
Chicago, Illinois 60603