How Can You Help?

Unlike defendants in the criminal justice system, immigrants facing deportation in immigration court are not provided free attorneys by the government. Unrepresented immigrants face the insurmountable challenge of navigating the complex immigration system alone and are far more likely to lose their cases than those who can obtain attorneys.


The need for pro bono legal representation far exceeds that which Esperanza is able to provide to the Los Angeles community. As such, we seek to match unrepresented individuals with volunteer attorneys. There are also opportunities to get involved in a more limited capacity, such as volunteering at pro se workshops.

Attorneys from all practice areas are invited to register for an attorney information session. Sessions are held on the first and third Thursday of the month from 12:30-1:30pm at Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the information sessions are currently being held remotely.

For general inquiries contact Carlos Hernandez Valdes at