CAIR Coalition depends on the countless hours provided by our pro bono partners to serve the immigrants detained in Virginia and Maryland who face deportation, separation from their families, and exile from their communities.
Foundational to our program is the principle that a well-supported pro bono attorney is more likely to succeed for their client and to become a lifelong supporter of immigrants’ rights.
CAIR Coalition Samples Library
Attorneys actively working on a pro bono case through CAIR Coalition have access to the Samples Library. CAIR Coalition’s Samples Library is an exclusive document repository which contains background materials consisting of sample motions, briefs, practice advisories, and other guidance materials. It is an invaluable tool for our pro bono attorneys.
First Time Users: To request access to the Samples Library, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Returning Users: Click here to access the Samples Library.
CAIR Coalition’s Practice Manual for Pro Bono Attorneys Representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Facing Deportation
Click here to download CAIR Coalition’s Practice Manual for Pro Bono Attorneys Representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Facing Deportation. Created in collaboration with the law firm Sidley Austin LLP, the manual provides an overview of the U.S. immigration laws and issues that practitioners typically face when representing this vulnerable population.
Complete with up-to-date case law and guidance, the manual also contains cutting edge practice pointers and tips for local practitioners. In particular, the manual provides extensive coverage of the four common forms of relief available to unaccompanied immigrant children: asylum for children who fear persecution in their home countries; U-Visas for victims of crimes; T-Visas for victims of human trafficking; and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected.
Pro Bono Best Practices and Practice Alert Series
Our staff regularly releases blog posts with practical day-to-day tips to strive for best practices in pro bono representation. Whether you are digging into a new CAIR Coalition case or considering taking on a new pro bono matter, we hope these will provide relevant and immediately applicable guidance.
Practice Alert: Practice Points on USCIS Memo on UAC
Practice Advisory: Nijhawan and the $10,000 Loss Requirement for Aggravated Felonies Involving Fraud or Deceit (July 2018)
Practice Alert: Practice Points on Responding to Matter of A-B- (July 2018)
Pro Bono Alert: New Best Practices for Proposed SIJS Orders For State Court (March 2017)
Pro Bono Alert: SIJS Caps on Adjustments (April 22, 2016)
Pro Bono Practice Tip: Working with Pro Bono Clients Who Do Not Speak English (Sept. 22, 2016)
Court Practice Tip: Incorporating Motions to Terminate into a Defense Strategy (Aug. 17, 2015)
Pro Bono Practice Tip: Working with Immigrant Children (Aug. 12, 2015)
Pro Bono Practice Tip: Engagement Letters for Pro Bono Clients (June 11, 2015)
- Pro Bono Practice Tip: How to Make the Most of Your Pro Bono Mentor (May 26, 2015)