KIND Seeks Spanish Speaking Volunteers
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) was founded by Angelina Jolie and the Microsoft Corporation to create a pro bono movement of law firms, corporations, nongovernmental organizations, universities and volunteers to provide quality and compassionate legal counsel to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children in the United States. KIND serves as the leading organization for the protection of unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone and strives to ensure that no such child appears in immigration court without representation.
Needed: Spanish Interpretation for Deportation Defense Cases
KIND is looking for Spanish-speaking students who can serve as interpreters on cases working with pro bono attorneys. KIND works primarily with Central American youth facing deportation, who are typically pursuing asylum or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Sometimes they need an interpreter for a single meeting or interview at the Department of Homeland Security, a 2-3 hour commitment (usually on Mondays or Fridays). Other times, they are looking for somebody who could commit to work on case for a few months, which might involve a weekly or bi-weekly meeting, usually 2 hours, with the client and the pro bono attorney.
How do I sign up? If you are interested, please contact Rachel Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.