Pro Bono Net and the American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Disaster Legal Services Program are pleased to announce the Spanish version of a self-help disaster recovery tool (www.FEMAAppeals.org) that allows disaster survivors to create an appeal letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The tool, “Carta de apelación a
Immi Wins 2018 ClearMark Award for Plain Language
The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) and Pro Bono Net (PBN) won this year’s ClearMark Award from the Center for Plain Language, for best Spanish-language website. The winning site, https://immi.org/es, which was launched shortly after the November 2016 elections, helps immigrants understand their legal options and find legal help.
Immi is a free online resource, in English and Spanish. It uses accessible language to reach a wide audience. An estimated 15 to 20% of the 10 to 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. are eligible for legal status. Immi’s interactive quiz asks questions about family, immigration history, and circumstances to help them identify the options. The site provides additional plain language articles on immigration law, legal rights, how to get good legal help, and more. It has a directory of over 1,000 nonprofit legal service providers, searchable by location. Most recently, we launched a new “Make a Plan” interview on immi, to help immigrants prepare for the risk of arrest or deportation, and protect their families.…
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Online resources empower Spanish speaking communities in the US
Hispanic Heritage month, a chance look at the wealth of contributions the Hispanic community has made and continues to make in our society, is almost over. As we celebrate the contributions, we continue to support our communities in achieving their dreams and goals by providing assistance in overcoming civil legal issues and access to justice.…