Pro Bono Honors Pledge Program - Suggested Placements
- American Bar Association Commission on Immigration
- Americans for Democratic Action (ADA)
- Center for Science in the Public Interest
- NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.
- National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
- National Security Archive
- Women's Research and Education Institute
The Commission directs Association efforts to ensure fair and unbiased treatment, and full due process rights, for immigrants and refugees within the United States. Acting in coordination with other Association entities, as well as governmental and non-governmental bodies, the Commission: advocates for appropriate statutory and regulatory modifications in law and governmental practice consistent with Association policy; provides continuing education and timely information about trends, court decisions and pertinent developments for members of the legal community, judges, affected individuals and the public; and develops and assists the on-going operation of pro bono programs that encourage volunteer lawyers to provide high quality, effective legal representation for individuals in immigration courts, with special emphasis on the needs of the most vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations.
ADA is the nation’s oldest, liberal, independent political organization. It focuses on economic, military, foreign, social, and environmental issues, and maintains a political action committee (ADA/PAC). It publishes a weekly legislative newsletter for liberal activists and a quarterly newsletter.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest deals with legislative issues and government policies related to nutrition, food safety, labeling and advertising.
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) was founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall. Although LDF's primary purpose was to provide legal assistance to poor African Americans, its work over the years has brought greater justice to all Americans.
The mission of the Law Center is to prevent and end homelessness by serving as the legal arm of the nationwide movement to end homelessness. To achieve its mission, the Law Center pursues three main strategies: impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education.
The National Security Archive is a research institute on national security matters and a public interest law firm seeking to enhance public access to information regarding national security. The National Security Archive has been involved in a wide range of precedent setting freedom of information law suits and is frequently looked to as an important non-governmental resource on matters relating to access, secrecy, classification, and First Amendment issues.
Since 1977, members of Congress have looked to the Women's Research & Education Institute for nonpartisan information and policy analysis on women's equity issues. Over the years, WREI's reputation as a source of reliable data and clear thinking about the status of American women has traveled far beyond the nation's Capitol. WREI's mission is to identify issues affecting women and their roles in the family, workplace, and public arena, and to inform and help shape the public policy debate on these issues.