UKRAINIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA) is a national bar association created in 1977 whose members are U.S. judges, attorneys and law students of Ukrainian descent and those American attorneys with an interest in Ukrainian matters. Associate Member status is available to foreign jurists from other jurisdictions, such as Canada and Ukraine, who share the UABA’s goals and dedication to the rule of law, and the UABA’s mission objectives.
The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), is holding a large community outreach event in Brooklyn this Saturday, May 7th, and is still looking to fill some slots for volunteer attorneys at the Ukrainian legal clinic that will be situated in a private tent within the fair. The clinic will be staffed by immigration attorneys, and they are hoping to expand capacity with legal volunteers to conduct general intake (with supervision). NYIC will be providing training and a detailed intake form and so is not limited to immigration attorneys, but is hoping to work with attorneys who speak Russian or Ukrainian.
Here is the link for volunteers for the event. NYIC will be providing access to a recorded legal training for all who sign up.
Date & time: May 7th, 10am - 2pm (volunteers to arrive by 9:30am)
Location: Owl's Head Park, Brooklyn (Colonial Road, 68 St., & Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11220)
On April 21, 2022, President Biden announced Uniting for Ukraine, a new streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression opportunities to come to the United States.
More information about Uniting for Ukraine, how to apply, eligibility requirements, and what to expect, can be found at: Uniting for Ukraine - Program and Instructions.pdf
*The information contained above is solely provided for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice from the UABA or any of its members.
The Ukrainian American Bar Association Joins Welcome.US Effort to Mobilize 100,000 Americans to Sponsor Ukrainians Seeking Refuge in the United States. A press release containing more information can be found at: UABA - Welcome.US Press Release.pdf
The Ukrainian American Bar Association (together with Razom, Inc. and Natalie Jaresko as co-petitioners) has submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) a Petition for Rulemaking, pursuant to which it is requested that the Commission enact a rule requiring issuers to disclose their business dealings in and with the Russian Federation (“Russia”) and the Republic of Belarus (“Belarus”). Enacting such a rule would be in line with the current US policy of sanctioning Russia for invading Ukraine and Belarus for its role in the invasion.
On April 18, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted a Federal Register notice on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine. The notice provides information about how to register for TPS. The registration process begins on April 19, 2022, and runs through October 19, 2023. To be eligible under the Ukraine designation, individuals must demonstrate their continuous residence in the United States since April 11, 2022, and continuous physical presence in the United States since the designation date in the Federal Register notice.
For details, please refer to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website:
Information regarding Employment Authorization for Ukrainian F-1 Nonimmigrant Students can be found here
On April 8, 2022, along with several other leaders of the Ukrainian American community, Ukrainian American Bar Association’s President Victoria Kulik and Board Member Christina Tershakovec attended a White House meeting to learn what the US administration’s efforts to welcome Ukrainians to the United States are going to be. We would like to express our gratitude for the on-going support of Ukraine and Ukrainians by the United States and are looking forward to the official announcement of the path forward for those Ukrainians who are seeking refuge in the United States following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Attention: Ukrainian Nationals seeking Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States of America, please fill out this form to join the list of people to be notified when Ukrainians are allowed to prepare and submit TPS applications. Legal assistance will be provided free of charge.
Увага: Громадяни України, які хочуть отримати статус тимчасового захисту (Temporary Protected Status (TPS)) в Сполучених Штатах Америки, будь ласка, заповніть цю форму, щоб приєднатися до списку людей, які будуть сповіщені, коли українцям буде дозволено готувати та подавати заявки на TPS. Юридична допомога буде надаватися безкоштовно.
Department of State Guidance for Ukrainian Nationals can be found at:
Information on visa options for Ukrainian Nationals can be found at:
Information on scheduling a visa appointment in Moldova can be found at:
March 12, 2022
The Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA) vehemently condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its terrorist abduction of Mayor Ivan Fedorov of Melitopol, Ukraine. The UABA joins the government of Ukraine in its demands that Russia immediately and safely release Mayor Fedorov and all of the other protestors abducted by the Russian military, and to immediately remove its troops from and deoccupy Ukrainian territory.
UCCA/UUARC Aid Updates can be found at the links below:
Please sign the petition below to have NATO close the airspace over Ukraine
Dear Friends and Members of UABA,
Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to reschedule our Fall Annual Meeting to now be held in the Fall of 2022. We are actively working to put together a wonderful program in a safe space where we can all practice social distancing. To that end, the venue is TBD and we will provide further details upon confirmation of space availability. We encourage you to monitor our website for frequent updates regarding our meeting's location and schedule of events.
Ukrainian American Bar Association
Тихо плаче Україна сльозами і кров'ю