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Request To Be Included On The List Of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers Form. This is a Official Federal Forms form and can be use in Executive Office For Immigration Review US Department Of Justice.
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For more information about the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers Optional Form EOIR-56 visit: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/list-pro-bono-legal-service-providers Rev. May 2019 1 U.S. Department of Justice OMB# 1125-0015 Executive Office for Immigration Review Request to Be Included on the List of Pro Bono Legal Office of Legal Access Programs 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. 223Pro bono legal services224 are those uncompensated legal services performed for indigent individuals or for the public good without any expectation of remuneration, whether direct or indirect. An 223organization224 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 non-recognized 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 223pro bono referral service224 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 223attorney224 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. Organization, referral service, or attorney seeking inclusion on the List Check the appropriate box to specify whether the applicant is an organization, pro bono referral service, or attorney. Provide the applicant222s complete name, including any names under which it is doing business. If the applicant has previously applied to be on the List, provide the name(s) used in the past by the applicant. Part 2. Contact information Provide applicant contact information. The applicant must provide a street address. A post office box number is not acceptable. Include applicant222s 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 applicant222s name and the section of the 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. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com For more information about the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers Optional Form EOIR-56 visit: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/list-pro-bono-legal-service-providers Rev. May 2019 2 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS (continued) C. How to apply for placement on the List using the optional Form EOIR-56 (continued): Part 3. Type of application 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. Once approved to be on the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers, providers must submit a renewal request every three years. To guarantee that the renewal application will be processed before the expiration of the three-year period, the renewal application must be submitted at least 60 days prior to expiration of the three-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 2018 would be required to file an application for renewal not later than November 2, 2020 (60 days prior to the expiration of the three-year approval period and issuance of the January 2021 quarterly List). Part 4. Immigration court locations and additional applicant information 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 223Varick Street,224 223Miami,224 or 223Miami (Krome), Detained.224 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/eoir-immigration-court-listing . For each court, list any specialties, limitations, or comments that should be noted on the List. For example, an applicant may limit its pro bono practice to children222s cases or asylum cases only, may be willing to assist individuals with criminal convictions, may be willing to accept collect calls from a detention center, or may be able to provide services in multiple languages. If needed, attach additional sheets of paper (include the applicant222s name and the section of the form) to complete this section. Part 5. Affirmation of provision of pro bono legal services Organizations must affirm that they intend to provide annually at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services in each immigration court location listed in Part 4. An organization may count its attorneys222 and representatives222 in-court time, as well as their out-of-court preparation time. When an organization refers a case for pro bono legal services outside the organization, it may count its attorneys222 and fully accredited representatives222 time spent, for example, conducting an intake interview or mentoring the attorney to whom the case was referred. Those attorneys and representatives appearing in immigration court must be registered with EOIR. For information about EOIR222s e-Registry system, see http://www.justice.gov/eoir/internet-immigration-info . Pro bono referral services must affirm that they intend to offer their services to individuals in removal or other proceedings before each immigration court location identified in Part 4. Private attorneys must affirm they intend to provide annually at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services in each immigration court location listed in Part 4. Under penalty of perjury, counsel must declare that he or she is unable to provide pro bono legal services through or in association with an organization or pro bono