Join AILA attorneys for Citizenship Day, Saturday, April 27
Volunteers needed at three Citizenship Day events in Vancouver, Yakima, and Tacoma
Citizenship Day is a free, one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship, and is hosted by AILA-WA, OneAmerica, and committed community partners statewide. With immigrants under attack, citizenship is the only protection from deportation, and you can help! Please join us for the day, and help hundreds of legal permanent residents take the first step towards becoming US citizens.
Pro Bono CLE credits are available for attorney volunteers (WSBA members only). In order to receive CLE credits, attorneys are required to watch our 80 minute video training before the event and attend the 45 minute day of training at Citizenship Day.
WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:30am-5:30pm*
SITES: Tacoma - Tacoma Community House
Vancouver - Clark College
Yakima – Yakima Valley Community College
*If you cannot make the whole time, we can still use your help, especially in the afternoon to review completed N-400s.
Volunteers are appreciated for all three sites, but please consider joining us in Vancouver or Yakima – you can make a weekend out of it! Plus, travel reimbursements are available from AILA-WA for AILA attorneys and law students who travel more than 100 miles or 2 hours to volunteer.
Click here to sign up to volunteer! And feel free to share the link with your networks and office colleagues.
What do volunteers do? Attorneys & DOJ-Accredited Representative volunteers meet one-on-one with clients to screen for naturalization eligibility, answer questions, review completed applications for accuracy, and provide instructions for follow up or filing. Attorneys may also review the work of other attorneys during client checkout. You must be a licensed attorney or DOJ-Accredited Representative to fulfill this role. Attorney volunteers must have been in practice for at least 2 years, AND have completed at least five (5) N-400 applications. If you would like to volunteer as an attorney but do not meet these requirements, please contact WNA Participant Engagement and Coalition Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers who have not attended a Citizenship Day in the last year will be required to view an 80-minute video training in advance of volunteering.
If you have any questions about Citizenship Day, please contact WNA Integration and Advocacy Manager Rosana Donoso Barredo at email@example.com
We hope to see you there!