Request To Be Included On The List Of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers {EOIR-56} | Pdf Fpdf Doc Docx | Official Federal Forms

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Request To Be Included On The List Of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers {EOIR-56}

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U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Office of Legal Access Programs OMB# 1125-0015 Request to be Included on the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers for Individuals in Immigration Proceedings GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS Please read carefully before completing and filing optional Form EOIR-56 A. When to submit an optional Form EOIR-56: Organizations, pro bono referral services, and attorneys may use this form (optional Form EOIR-56) to apply for placement on the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers (List) for individuals in immigration court proceedings, and to make a renewal request to remain on the List. The List provides names of organizations, referral services, and attorneys available to provide pro bono legal services to indigent persons in immigration court proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The List is published quarterly, in January, April, July, and October. To be considered, applicants should submit the application not later than 60 days prior to the first day of the month in which the next quarterly update will be published. Applications received less than 60 days prior to that date will not be considered until the following quarter. B. Who is eligible to be included on the List: Organizations, pro bono referral services, and attorneys may apply to be placed on the List. Organizations and attorneys must commit to providing annually at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services to individuals in proceedings at each immigration court location where the organization or attorney intends to appear on the List. "Pro bono legal services" are those uncompensated legal services performed for indigent individuals or for the public good without any expectation of payment. · An "organization" must be a non-profit religious, charitable, social service or similar group established in the United States. Organizations include both organizations recognized by EOIR under 8 CFR part 1292 and nonrecognized organizations. A recognized organization must have at least one attorney or an accredited representative eligible to practice before the immigration courts. Non-recognized organizations must have an attorney on staff. A "pro bono referral service" is a service, offered by a non-profit group, association, or similar organization established in the United States that assists persons in locating pro bono representation by making case referrals to attorneys or organizations that are available to provide pro bono representation in immigration court proceedings. A service that refers individuals for paid legal services does not qualify. An "attorney" in private practice in the United States may be eligible to be included on the List only if the attorney cannot provide pro bono legal services through or in association with an organization or pro bono referral service. · · C. How to apply for placement on the List using the optional Form EOIR-56: · Part 1. Check the appropriate box to specify whether the applicant is an organization, pro bono referral service, or attorney. Provide the applicant's complete name, including any names under which it is doing business, and the name as it should appear on the List. If the applicant has previously applied to be on the List, provide the name(s) used in the past by the applicant. · Part 2. Provide applicant contact information. The applicant must provide a street address. A post office box number is not acceptable. Include applicant's telephone number, fax number (if available), email address and web address (if available). The contact information provided on this application will appear on the List for each immigration court listed. If the applicant has more than one address and telephone number, clearly identify the address and telephone numbers which should appear on the List for each immigration court. Attach additional sheets of paper (including the applicant's name and the section of form) if necessary. If the contact information changes, the applicant must, as soon as possible, but in no more than 10 business days, advise the EOIR, Pro Bono List Administrator, in writing at ProBono.List.Admin@usdoj.gov or at the address provided in Part E of these instructions. For more information about the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers visit: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/probono/probono.htm 1 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com Optional Form EOIR-56 Rev. (Dec. 2015) GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS (continued) Please read carefully before completing and filing optional Form EOIR-56 C. How to apply for placement on the List using the optional Form EOIR-56: · Part 3. Check the appropriate box to show whether this application is for an initial request to be included on the List or a renewal request to remain on the List. Initial requests include requests from providers whose most recent application was approved to be on the List of Free Legal Service Providers. Once approved to be on the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers, providers must submit a renewal request every 3 years. To guarantee that the renewal application will be processed before the expiration of the 3 year period, the renewal application must be submitted at least 60 days prior to expiration of the 3 year period and certify that the provider remains eligible to appear on the List. For example, an approved applicant who is placed on the List in January 2016 would be required to file an application for renewal not later than November 2, 2018 (60 days prior to the expiration of the 3 year approval period and issuance of the January 2019 quarterly List). · Part 4. Part 4. Section A. List the names of each immigration court in which the applicant intends to provide at least 50 hours each year of pro bono legal services or refer cases to representatives providing pro bono legal services. Specify the name of each court, such as "Varick Street," "Miami," or "Miami (Krome), Detained." Please use the EOIR Listing of Immigration Courts as a guide to immigration court names and locations, available at the following webpage: http://www.justice.gov/eoir/sibpages/ICadr.htm. If needed, attach additional sheets of paper (include the applicant's name and the section of form) to complete this section. Part 4. Section B. List any specialties, limitations on providing pro bono legal services or pro bono referrals, or comments that should be noted on the List for each immigration court. For example, an applicant may limit its pro bono pr

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