Listening Session Seeking Input on Enhancing Pro Bono Representation (AK, AZ, CO, GU, HI, ID, KS, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY)
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) will host six listening sessions to facilitate conversations with law school clinical communities nationwide about creating best practices for practical and clinical representation and empowering immigration judges and staff to leverage the pro bono resources law schools provide. EOIR’s objective is to build the capacity of representation in immigration court proceedings by cultivating and maintaining interest in pro bono advocacy.
As the “Access EOIR” initiative continues, EOIR seeks to engage law school clinical communities about their needs. During the meeting, EOIR would like to hear from participants about:
- Any communities or areas of focus for law school clinics, including whether they represent noncitizens in removal proceedings, and whether they focus on specific case types or dockets.
- The average number of removal cases handled per year.
- The types of interactions with immigration courts, especially for those not providing representation in removal proceedings.
- The intake processes across law school clinics.
- Suggestions on how EOIR can better support law school clinics.