COMMENT ON PENDING APPLICANTS TO BE PLACED ON THE LIST OF PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

The List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers or the “List” (formerly known as the “List of Free Legal Service Providers”) is published quarterly (January, April, July, and October).  The public is welcome to participate in commenting on the suitability of providers eligible to be placed on the List.  

Approximately one month before publication of the List, the names of attorneys, organizations, and pro bono referral services appearing to meet the regulatory requirements to be placed on the List will be made available to the public for a period of 15 daysThe public will have 30 days from the date the names are first posted to submit comments. 8 CFR § 1003.63(f).

Any individual may contact EOIR with comments or recommendations for approval or disapproval of a prospective provider’s application. The commenter must provide his or her name and contact information. An exact copy of the comment must also be sent to the provider, who will have an opportunity to respond to unfavorable comments. 8 CFR § 1003.63(f).

Pending Applicants. Click here for a listing of current applicants pending approval to be placed on the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers.

Submit your comment.  You have the opportunity to submit your comment electronically or by regular mail. 

Please noteThe collection of this information is authorized by 8 C.F.R. § 1003. All information provided in this comment is voluntary. The information you provide is necessary for EOIR to consider your comment regarding the provider seeking inclusion on the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers.  Failure to provide all the requested information may result in the comment not being considered by EOIR.  EOIR may share this information with others in accordance with approved routine uses.    

Comment electronically:

All fields required.

By checking the below box you affirm that the information provided to EOIR is true and accurate and that you authorize the Office of the Director to forward this comment or recommendation to the applicant provider. You also understand that the collection of this information is authorized by 8 C.F.R. § 1003. All information provided in this comment or recommendation is voluntary, and that EOIR may share this information with others in accordance with approved routine uses. 

If you have completed all the above fields and wish to submit your comment, please scroll down and click on the “submit” button.  Once submitted, your comment cannot be edited/changed. 

Comment by regular mail:

Alternatively, you may send your comment or recommendation by regular mail.  If you wish to send a response by regular mail it is important that you allow extra time for delivery.  A mailed response must include your name, address, name of the provider, date, the reasons supporting your comment or recommendation, and certification that you have sent an exact copy of your letter to the named provider.  Click here for a sample comment letter. Mail your comment to:  Pro Bono List Administrator, Office of Legal Access Programs (OLAP), Executive Office for Immigration Review, 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1900, Falls Church, Virginia  22041.

DISCLAIMER As required by regulation, EOIR maintains the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers and roster of Recognized Organizations and Accredited Representatives. See 8 CFR 1003.61 and 1292.2. The information posted on the List and on the roster is provided to EOIR by the Pro Bono Legal Service Providers and the Recognized Organizations. EOIR does not endorse any of these organizations, referral services, or attorneys. In addition, EOIR does not participate in, nor is it responsible for, the representation decisions or performance of these organizations, referral services, or attorneys. For additional inquiries, please contact the Pro Bono List Administrator by phone at: 703-756-8020 or by email at: ProBono.List.Admin@usdoj.gov.

Updated February 27, 2017