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NIJC provides a one-page summary of the updates in Illinois state law that applies to SIJS.
A check list to guide pro bono attorneys in preparing for a predicate order for custody in IL State court.
In late 2019, a new law went into effect requiring Illinois courts to enter SIJS findings where supported by the evidence.
This is a checklist for pro bono attorneys to request a predicate order for guardianship in an IL State court.
This document provides guidance and best practices for attorneys working remotely with clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Illinois appellate case on SIJS: In re Estate of Nina L., 2015 IL App (1st) 152223 (Sept. 16, 2015)
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.
A sample memo of law in support of a request for SIJS findings in Illinois, Dec. 2019.
This page supports pro bono attorneys in preparing Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) in Illinois.
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
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.
Updates and guidance for NIJC pro bono attorneys regarding the impact of the COVID-19 virus on their pro bono matters.
NIJC’s pro bono attorneys ensure access to justice and advocate for due process. Currently 3 cases are in need of pro bono representation across the country and not in IL, IN and WI.
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NIJC and partners present to pro bono attorneys regarding important updates to Illinois law regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.