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Immigration Law

EOIR Policy Memo: Encouraging and Facilitating Pro Bono Legal Services

EOIR, Nov. 5, 2021

"... Pro bono attorneys, authorized legal service providers, and law school clinics perform an invaluable public service by educating otherwise unrepresented individuals, assisting them in the preparation of their cases and providing direct representation. The agency therefore welcomes and encourages pro bono representation, and Immigration Judges and court staff should accommodate and facilitate pro bono representation as much as practicable within the scope described by this Director’s Memorandum (DM), as well as in consideration of other agency guidance and applicable law and regulations. This DM replaces PM 21-08, Pro Bono Legal Services (Dec. 10, 2020). ..."