New Sanctuary Coalition

Standing in Solidarity with Families and Communities

since 2007

Pro Se Clinic

New Sanctuary Coalition runs a weekly clinic staffed by non-attorney volunteers and supervised by experienced immigrants rights organizers and immigration lawyers. You do not need prior experience to participate; we will train you. The clinic helps people identify ways to get relief from deportation and detention; access other immigration-related benefits; understand their rights so they can fight their own case; apply for asylum; prepare for court appearances or interviews; and much more. 

We're seeing tremendous growth in the number of immigrants  the people we call “friends,” not clients — seeking help and we're looking for new volunteers. Join us for training, and we'll continue training you and supporting you as you help our friends at our weekly clinic.
 
Clinic is on Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 at NYU law school.
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    NYU law school - Orientation location can vary a bit by week; we'll email you with the specific details.

    Pro Se Clinic New Volunteer Orientation

    New Sanctuary Coalition runs a weekly clinic staffed by non-attorney volunteers and supervised by experienced immigrants rights organizers and immigration lawyers. You do not need prior experience to participate; we will train you. The clinic helps people identify ways to get relief from deportation and detention; access other immigration-related benefits; understand their rights so they can fight their own case; apply for asylum; prepare for court appearances or interviews; and much more. 

    We're seeing tremendous growth in the number of immigrants  the people we call “friends,” not clients — seeking help and we're looking for new volunteers. Join us for training, and we'll continue training you and supporting you as you help our friends at our weekly clinic.

    New volunteers - join us for a pre-clinic orientation. We'll go over the essentials of clinic and pair you with an experienced team or teammate for clinic.

    Our clinic runs from 6-9.

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    5 Washington Place in New York, NY

    Pro Se Clinic Interpreting Training

    The New Sanctuary Coalition runs a weekly pro se asylum clinic staffed by non-attorney volunteers and supervised by experienced immigrants rights organizers and immigration lawyers. Interpreting is central to the work we do at the clinic. It is also a unique and difficult task with high demands on the interpreter, intellectually, linguistically, as well as emotionally. This training, led by Aída Martínez-Gómez, Assistant Professor of Legal Translation and Interpreting at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, will provide tools to help you in this invaluable work, both pertaining directly to the process itself and the self-care necessary as you convey traumatic stories.

    The interpreting training will take place on March 28, 6-8 PM at NYU, with exact location to be announced. All clinic interpreters, current and prospective, are highly encouraged to attend. Our most common need is for interpreters who speak Spanish, but we also sometimes work with people who speak Haitian Kréyole, French, Russian, and Arabic, among other languages. Please sign up here to secure your spot. 

    The pro se asylum clinic takes place every Tuesday from 6-9 PM at NYU Law School. 

Can't make this but want to hear about future trainings? Sign up here!

We also have a few particular skills we're always looking for - please check off any that you have.

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