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The MSBA Immigration Law Section has established a Pro Bono Clinic, effective January 28, 2013.  Volunteer attorneys and law students will serve qualifying U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (“green card holders”) in connection with filing for the following types of immigration benefits:

  • I-130 relative petitions; and
  • I-90 applications to renew legal permanent resident status (Memo); and
  • N-600 applications for certificates of citizenship.

The clinic is limited to the above filings only.  The MSBA Immigration Section’s Pro Bono Clinic can be reached at 612-642-1114.

The clinic will be “virtual” insofar as clients will call into a voicemail system and be referred to law students who will screen each client for financial and basic legal eligibility before making the case available to a volunteer attorney.  The client then becomes the client of the volunteer attorney, who is paired with a law student to provide service.

The clinic expects to serve people of diverse backgrounds and is not limited by nationality.

If you know of individuals in need of the above services, who may qualify for pro bono service because of their income, please refer them to the Clinic.  The Clinic phone number again is 612-642-1114.  A volunteer attorney or law student will return calls within 3 business days.

Volunteer Form | Process Flow Chart

January 28, 2013 - Training & CLE

April 5, 2013 - Training & CLE 2

MSBA Immigration Section Pro Bono Committee


Left to Right: Molly Malone, Virgil Wiebe, Robert Webber - Committee Chair, DeAnne Hilgers, George Maxwell, Ana Maria Gomez, Veronica Walther, Candelario Arredondo, Steve Marchese. Not Pictured: Rinal Ray

- Last Updated 07/16/2013 -

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