The Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition strives to ensure equal justice for all immigrant adults and children at risk of detention and deportation. in the Capital region area and beyond through direct legal representation, know your rights presentations, impact litigation, advocacy, and the enlistment and training of attorneys to defend immigrants.
We partner with more than 75 law firms, corporate legal departments, and law school clinics to increase the number of people with legal representation.
All CAIR Coalition matters placed with a pro bono team are robustly mentored by a CAIR Coalition attorney. Our mentoring program includes an opening meeting to discuss the scope and process of the matter, provision of samples, guidance on the law, review of draft filings, assistance with client contact, and guidance on preparation for interviews and hearings.
- Check out our available cases and learn more here.
- If you are ready to take a case, want to discuss available opportunities, or want to join the pro bono opportunities newsletter, please contact Jennifer Grishkin, CAIR Coalition Managing Attorney for Pro Bono Coordination, at Jennifer@caircoalition.org.
Managing Attorney - Pro Bono Coordination
Jennifer Grishkin joined CAIR Coalition in May 2019 as Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney. Before joining CAIR Coalition, she was a research associate with Migration Policy Institute, where her work focused on the impacts of U.S. immigration policy and enforcement trends upon children and families. Jennifer also volunteered for several years with Hogar Immigrant Services to provide direct legal services to immigrants, including unaccompanied children, in humanitarian immigration matters.
Before working in the field of immigration law and policy, Jennifer was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and a litigation associate with the DC-based law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. She began her career as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Jennifer holds a JD from Yale Law School and a BA in sociology from Wake Forest University.