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Founded in 1998, the Pro Bono Asylum Project trains and mentors attorneys to represent immigrants fleeing persecution and torture in their country of origin.
AIJP staff work closely with pro bono attorneys to answer questions, review pleadings and provide relevant legal resource materials.
It also continues to connect pro bono attorneys, interpreters and psychologists with immigrants fleeing persecution and torture in their country of origin. Our pro bono attorneys have been successful and have won numerous awards because of their dedication. Pro Bono attorneys have represented asylum seekers from all over the world, including Mexico, El Salvador, Cameroon, Gambia, Ethiopia, Russia Nigeria, Colombia, Morocco and Burma. If you are interested in representing an asylum seeker, please contact Alaska Institute of Justice.
The Anchorage Press, NOVEMBER 4 – NOVEMBER 10, 2021
A former corporate lawyer for Conoco Phillips, Rodgers began taking on pro bono asylum cases in his spare time in 1998. After retiring from his day job in 2008, he’s been representing clients in asylum and other pro bono immigration cases full time and helping other attorneys do the same.
Rodgers personally has worked on 30 asylum cases and has mentored dozens of attorneys through another 50. Asylum law is much more than an interest, for Rodgers, it’s a dedication born of a passion for justice, and helping people escape peril and persecution in their home countries.
From his first case, involving a man from El Salvador who had fled civil war, he was hooked.