Volunteer guidelines on offering pro bono advice to Afghan applicants

DLA Piper is coordinating offers of pro bono assistance for Afghan applicants with referrals and has shared the following guidelines for any immigration solicitors who want to volunteer through its hub.

We are all deeply saddened by the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and as a community, we are pulling together to give any support that we can.

If you would like to consider being a volunteer to provide pro bono legal advice, please consider these guidelines.

Please send an email to with ‘Volunteer’ in the subject matter.

If there are any set days/times that you are not available to provide pro bono advice, please do flag that in your email, otherwise, it will be assumed that you can pick up enquiries.

  • Your name will be added to the list of volunteers being managed by the DLA Piper pro bono team
  • You will be contacted by someone from DLA Piper who will send through a short summary of the client’s query and ask for availability. If you are available, DLA Piper will connect you with the client. The DLA Piper volunteers can provide assistance if this would be helpful (for example gathering documentation, asking follow up questions and so on)
  • Please remember that it is an offence to provide immigration advice if you are not authorised to do
  • Please remember that it is against UK law to advise on irregular routes

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