Thank you for participating in the BIA Pro Bono Appeals Project! The benefits of your time, legal background, and research skills will have a significant impact on an immigrant who would otherwise face a complex legal struggle alone.
Below is a list of 10 steps that outline in detail the different stages of the appeal process. Please review the information provided on this website. You have also received a letter via email that provides important deadlines and case # information. Best of luck and thank you for volunteering. Please contact Project Coordinator Bradley Jenkins if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLINIC sends a packet to the Respondent requesting consent
The attorney files form EOIR-27 with the BIA
Attorney should contact his/her client and review the Record of Proceedings (ROP)
The Board resets the briefing schedule
The attorney receives the new briefing schedules and has an opportunity to request an extension
Time to write the brief (Brief Bank)
The attorney formats the brief in accordance with the BIA Practice Manual
The attorney files the brief with the Board
Scan or fax a redacted copy to the Project
What happens next: decision by the Board
Please inform the client and CLINIC of the outcome of the case