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Immigration Law

AILA Comments on Proposed Codes of Conduct for Immigration Judges and BIA Board Members

"As a general observation, before providing comments on specific aspects of the proposed code, we are concerned by the brevity of the proposed document. The canons themselves tend to be brief and several provide only rudimentary guidance. There is a heavy reliance on generalized terms which we suspect will be marginally useful for attorneys and perhaps not at all for persons appearing unrepresented. Examples of these terms include 'applicable ethical standards,' 'manifest bias and prejudice' and 'judicial precedent and agency policy.'" AILA, July 30, 2007.

AILA comment code conduct 7-30-07.pdf