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Model Hearing Program

The Model Hearing Program (MHP) is an educational program designed to provide Government attorneys, private attorneys, and potential or newly-accredited representatives with information about practices and procedures related to advocacy in immigration court. The program provides substantive and practical immigration court training.

This endeavor is part of EOIR’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of representation before the immigration courts in an effort to promote the effective and efficient administration of justice.

The MHP consists of three initiatives: (1) live MHP events; (2) recorded model hearings and substantive law seminars available on-demand; and (3) pro bono resources available through the Immigration Court Online Resource.

EOIR routinely holds live MHP events at the immigration courts. If you are interested in attending an MHP event, please email EOIR at

Updated October 10, 2023