|Neil Hurley and Attorney Dan Harrington, two of the IIIC's legal volunteers|
Each week, dozens of immigrant families and individuals lineup at the IIIC’s free, weekly immigration legal clinics. At the clinic, they are able to consult with immigration attorneys in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole on a wide range of immigration issues. This would not be possible without our volunteer attorneys, interpreters, and note takers.
Volunteers usually attend at least one clinic a month. Some come to our in-house clinics while others are regulars at our community clinics in Dorchester, Brighton and South Boston. It is a great way to give back to the community and gives low-income immigrant families much needed access to quality immigration advice and representation.
As a way to thank our pro-bono attorneys and to benefit from their wisdom, the IIIC hosted a reception and round table discussion with them on May 14. Discussion focused on ways to improve clinics, and ideas about addressing the needs of the community if the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill is passed into law.
At the IIIC, we are committed to making it easy for immigrants to obtain accurate legal advice about immigration matters, and with the help of our volunteers we are able to provide the community with the immigration assistance it needs. We are very grateful for their time, dedication and talent. For more information about volunteering with the IIIC, contact Kielan O'Boyle at 617-542-7654 ext. 42.