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NIJC’s pro bono attorneys ensure access to justice and advocate for due process. Currently 75 individuals and families are in need of pro bono representation.
Experts from the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) present how the proposed asylum ban harms asylum seekers and guide the legal community in drafting comments to the Federal Register.
NIJC prepares pro bono attorneys to assist immigrant survivors of domestic violence who are eligible to petition for protection under the VAWA. This training also includes practical tips for trauma-informed lawyering with survivors of domestic violence.
SIJS is a form of protection available to immigrant children who have suffered abuse, abandonment, or neglect by a parent. Participants will learn how to file these cases in different types of courts.
NIJC’s Counter-Trafficking experts provide an overview of the T-visa case process and how pro bono attorneys can represent these individuals.
Outside entities, attorneys, or other individuals seeking case file information for an unaccompanied child must make a request to ORR.
APBCo-Chicago and NIJC pro bono partners compiled these "tips and tricks" during a bi-annual meeting about managing long-term, pro bono immigration matters.
Asylum experts from NIJC share how to prepare and present a case for your asylum seeking clients before the immigration court.
NIJC’s asylum manual provides an overview of the U.S. asylum process and provides basic guidelines for attorneys representing asylum seekers.
FAQ: Post-Win Information for Asylees and Pro Bono Attorneys (National Cases)
NIJC's Pro Bono Program continues to expand with opportunities available to volunteers and clients served across the United States. Here is a general overview of our Pro Bono Program.
This is the second part of a two-part virtual, pro bono asylum training led by experts from
the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).
This is the first part of a two-part virtual, pro bono asylum training led by experts from the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).
This training provides an overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). NIJC and CVLS provide guidance for obtaining a predicate order in Illinois state courts.
On April 3, 2022, Principal Legal Advisor Kerry E. Doyle issued a new memo that provides guidance to ICE attorneys about exercising prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases.
This document reflects the shared commitment NIJC and pro bono attorneys agree to when embarking on a collaboration for a new case.
This is a sample of an "Order Appointing Guardian of a Minor" (Post-18).
This document provides a short overview of Illinois laws related to SIJS.
This document contains tips and instructions on how to e-file in Illinois.
This document provides clients an overview of NIJC's SIJS program in Spanish.