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Chapter 12 – Representation

12.6 – BIA Pro Bono Project

The BIA Pro Bono Project promotes pro bono representation at the Board level. Through the BIA Pro Bono Project, EOIR assists in identifying potentially meritorious cases based upon criteria determined by the partnering volunteer groups.  Once cases are identified and reviewed, case summaries are then distributed via email to pro bono representatives across the United States within two weeks of the filing of the appeal.  Volunteers who accept a case under the Project then enter an appearance and proceed as usual.  Although volunteers typically receive the file before a briefing schedule is issued, they may request additional time to file an appeal brief as appropriate. For further information about the BIA Pro Bono Project, please visit EOIR’s website.