May 6, 2022

The Firm joined an industrywide effort to help Ukrainian nationals in U.S. apply for Temporary Protected Status.

Willkie has joined a broad coalition of 130 leading law firms and companies to help Lawyers for Good Government 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). The initiative has recruited more than 2,400 attorney volunteers.

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 U.S. whose home countries are considered unsafe, and provides the right to live and work in the U.S. 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 TPS Pro Bono Project for Ukraine is an initiative of Lawyers for Good Government’s Project Corazon, an immigrants’ rights program defending the rights of asylum seekers and other migrants.