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Pro bono lawyers from 130 major law firms and companies are volunteering to help Ukrainians in the U.S. to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
East County News Service
May 12, 2022 (Washington D.C.) -- Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG), Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and a broad coalition of 130 law firms and companies have partnered to launch the TPS Pro Bono Project for Ukraine, a nationwide pro bono remote legal clinic to provide legal services for Ukrainian nationals in the U.S. to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Interested Ukrainians who would like to request free legal assistance in filing for TPS should click HERE and fill out the online screening form:

Eligible Ukrainian nationals will be offered free legal assistance from pro bono attorneys who can help answer legal questions and assist in applying for TPS. TPS is a form of immigration relief offered to foreign nationals in the United States whose home countries are considered unsafe, and provides the right to live and work in the United States for a temporary period. The Biden Administration designated Ukraine for TPS in early March of 2022, and has declared that Ukrainian nationals who entered the U.S. on or before April 11, 2022 are eligible to apply.
The initiative has recruited more than 2,400 attorney volunteers. A full list of participating law firms and companies is below.
“TPS is an important tool to safeguard lives, increase economic stability, and keep families united during a time of unprecedented uncertainty for Ukrainians,” said Traci Feit Love, Executive Director of Lawyers for Good Government. “We are proud to mobilize the legal community in support of this project and are grateful to the 130 law firms and companies who are standing beside us to serve the Ukrainian community.”
“Ukrainians in the United States are facing a period of extreme instability, in which they cannot return to their home country, and do not know what they will find when they can eventually return,” said Jacqueline Haberfeld, Global Program Director and Pro Bono Counsel at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. “As lawyers, we feel fortunate to have the skills necessary to help relieve them of the burden of concern about their immigration status, and to be able to help them obtain permission to work and support themselves while they shelter in the United States during the war.”
The TPS Pro Bono Project for Ukraine is an initiative of L4GG’s Project Corazon, an immigrants’ rights program defending the rights of asylum seekers and other migrants. Project Corazon runs a legal clinic in the Rio Grande Valley that provides legal assistance to asylum seekers, with a focus on serving particularly vulnerable asylum seekers, such as those with medical or psychological conditions, disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, and third-language speakers.
If resources allow, L4GG hopes to expand the TPS Pro Bono Project for Ukraine to provide legal assistance to nationalities of other countries designated for TPS, such as Afghans, Haitians, Venezuelans, Cameroonians and more.
Full list of participating law firms and companies:

Akerman LLP

Alpert, Slobin & Rubenstein, LLP

Alpha Medical

Alston & Bird LLP


Arnold & Porter

Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP


Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Blank Rome


BNY Mellon


Bristol Myers Squibb

Buckley LLP

Cable & Wireless Communications LLC

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Clark Hill PLC

Cohen & Siegel

Cohen Ziffer Frenchman and McKenna

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Comcast NBCUniversal

Crowell & Moring LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Dechert LLP


Dorsey & Whitney LLP



Eversheds Sutherland

F5, Inc.


Fenwick & West LLP

Fidelity Investments

Fish & Richardson P.C.

Foley & Lardner LLP

Foley Hoag LLP

Ford Motor Company


Freshfields US LLP


Goodwin Procter LLP

Hogan Lovells

Holland & Hart LLP


Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP


Infineon Technologies


International Legal Counsels PC (d/b/a

Irwin IP LLC


Jackson Lewis, PC

Jenner & Block LLP

JPMorgan Chase

K&L Gates

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

King & Spalding

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP


Linklaters LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Lyft, Inc.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Mayer Brown LLP

McCarter & English, LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McGuireWoods LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P. C.

Nelson Mullins

Norton Rose Fulbright


Pacific Life Insurance Company

Paramount Global

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

PayPal, Inc.


Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Pro Bono Strategies

Reed Smith LLP

RELX, Inc.

Robins Kaplan LLP

Robinson & Cole LLP

Ropes & Gray LLP

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Seyfarth Shaw

Shearman & Sterling

Sheppard Mullin

Sidley Austin LLP

JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

State Farm

Steptoe & Johnson LLP



Vault Health

Verizon Communications

White & Case LLP

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati



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