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City Bar Justice Center - Refugee Assistance Program

Who We Are

The Refugee Assistance Program recruits, trains, supervises and mentors volunteer attorneys who represent individuals seeking asylum in immigration court and at the asylum office.

How to Get Help

At this time we are offering remote services. Please call (212) 382-6710. Intakes are usually scheduled at least two to four weeks in advance.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Additional Service Area Info
We can also represent clients who live near enough to commute to frequent attorney/client meetings in New York City.
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

Can provide interpreters for approximately 20 different languages.

Income Guidelines

Clients must be unable to afford a private attorney.

Clients are responsible for filing fees which are generally not applicable until post-asylum.

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Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve: a prisoner; or a community group

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation

General Contact Information

City Bar Justice Center - Refugee Assistance Program
42 West 44th Street (map)
Manhattan, NY 10036
(212) 221-5318
Read this in:
Spanish / Español
Last Review and Update: Apr 27, 2020

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