Where can I find pro bono legal help and free immigrant services?

Do you need a lawyer? Do you need help with immigration or asylum? Find pro bono or low-cost immigrant services and legal help for refugees and immigrants. Learn how to protect yourself from immigration fraud.

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What does pro bono mean?

A pro bono lawyer is a lawyer who gives free services. Many lawyers will donate their time to help refugees or people who do not have enough money to pay for a lawyer or immigrant services. This free legal help is called pro bono services.

Anti-fraud warning

Read this information to protect yourself from people who are not real lawyers! There are people who will pretend to help you with legal resources so they can take your money. Learn how to recognize them and protect yourself! The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) made information to protect you from fraud. You can read and download the information in English. Or you can read and download the information in Spanish.

Where can I find pro bono legal resources and immigrant services?


Lawhelp.org connects you to free legal aid and information. It will help you find pro bono and low-cost immigrant services.

Where can I find pro bono immigration lawyers?

If you need help with immigration-related matters, it is important that you get advice only from a licensed attorney or accredited representative. If you ask your friends or family for help, they might accidentally tell you incorrect information that could get you in trouble with immigration services.

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Find a lawyer who is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.


ImmigrationLawHelp.org is part of LawHelp.org. It helps low-income immigrants find legal help and immigrant services.

The United States Department of Justice

Use the map to choose your state and find a list of pro bono lawyers in your state.

Where can I find pro bono legal help and immigrant services for someone who is detained?

National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Use the map or form to search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or detention facility. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory.

I need help with human trafficking

National Human Trafficking Hotline

If you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, you can:

  • live chat on the website
  • call 1-888-373-7888
  • text “HELP” or “INFO” to BeFree (233733)
  • send an email to [email protected]

I need pro bono immigrant services in my community


CLINIC is a network of organizations that offer legal and other services to  immigrants. Use their directory to find an organization near you.


You can look for help near you with FindHello, our list of services and resources in the USA. Choose your language. Enter the name of your city. Then choose “Citizenship and Immigration.”

I need pro bono legal help or immigrant services in another country

Refugee Legal Aid Information 

The Rights in Exile Programme lists free and low-cost legal services in countries all over the world. Check the list for free legal services in your country.

The information on this page comes from the many trusted sources listed here. It is intended for guidance and is updated as often as possible. USAHello does not give legal advice, nor are any of our materials intended to be taken as legal advice. If you are looking for a free or low-cost lawyer or legal help, please contact the services on this page.