Volunteer Attorneys Needed to Assist with Asylum Cases

CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Department is currently Volunteer Attorneys to assist with asylum cases.

Volunteer Attorneys will aid in the valuable work of providing legal representation in preparing affirmative asylum applications for individuals and families who face persecution in their home countries. CAIR-Chicago also prepares Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applications and Employment Authorization (EAD) applications for members of the Syrian American community.


CAIR-Chicago is a local office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization and was established to promote an accurate image of Islam and Muslims in America. CAIR-Chicago’s mission is to defend civil rights, fight bigotry, and promote tolerance. The Civil Rights Department counsels, mediates, and advocates on behalf of Muslims and others who have experienced religious discrimination, defamation, or hate crimes. The department works to protect and defend the constitutional rights of Muslims to freely practice their religion and be treated in a non-discriminatory manner.

The Asylum Project seeks to protect refugees from Middle Eastern countries who are unwilling or unable to return to their home country due to past persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.


Interested applicants should submit their resume and legal writing sample to Trial Attorney Phil Robertson via email at: probertson@cair.com

Please direct any questions to probertson@cair.com