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In late 2019, a new law went into effect requiring Illinois courts to enter SIJS findings where supported by the evidence.
A check list to guide pro bono attorneys in preparing for a predicate order for custody in IL State court.
This is a checklist for pro bono attorneys to request a predicate order for guardianship in an IL State court.
NIJC provides a one-page summary of the updates in Illinois state law that applies to SIJS.
This document provides guidance and best practices for attorneys working remotely with clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is an example of a consent and waiver that may be used in SIJS predicate order proceedings.
A sample Motion for Final Hearing via Consent relating to SIJS predicate order in IL State Court, Dec. 2019.
NIJC's powerpoint presentation for pro bono attorneys representing a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status case in IL. Dec. 2019
powerpoint slides for pro bono asylum training
The following document provides guidance for pro bono attorneys who represent clients seeking a predicate order in IL State Court and information on addressing Hearsay Issues Regarding Child Abuse.
A sample submission to Jurisdiction and Waiver relating to SIJS predicate orders in IL State Court, Dec. 2019.
A sample petition in Cook County, IL for a Non-Parent petitioner requesting Allocation of Parental Responsibilities.
This page supports pro bono attorneys in preparing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) in Illinois.
A sample memo of law in support of a request for SIJS findings in Illinois, Dec. 2019.
Illinois appellate case on SIJS: In re Estate of Nina L., 2015 IL App (1st) 152223 (Sept. 16, 2015)
asylum training pro bono attorneys
NIJC’s pro bono attorneys ensure access to justice and advocate for due process. Currently 59 cases are in need of pro bono representation.
Updates and guidance for NIJC pro bono attorneys regarding filing immigration forms and documents during the COVID-19 period.
This motion should be used to appear telephonically and waive a client's appearance in light of the covid-19 pandemic. Talk to your NIJC point-of-contact before filing.
Updates and guidance for NIJC pro bono attorneys regarding the impact of the COVID-19 virus on their pro bono matters.