What is the Free Legal Service Providers List for Immigrants?

A Syracuse law school graduate, immigration attorney Christopher Stender is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Christopher Stender is included on the list of free legal service providers, which allows him to represent immigrants appearing in the US Immigration Court.

Attorneys who seek to volunteer their services for immigration proceedings may do so by adding their name to the free legal service providers list hosted by The United States Department of Justice. Maintained by the department’s Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, the list requires legal practitioners to submit an application along with supporting documents, such as a signed declaration and certificate of service to the court administrator, to add their services.

Updated quarterly, the free legal service providers list includes professionals ranging from lawyers to nonprofit organizations that provide pro bono legal services. Each registered professional is listed under the immigration court they would like to serve. To contact a professional, individuals can visit the Executive Office of Immigration Review’s website.

For more information about the free legal service providers list, visit www.justice.gov.

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About Christopher Stender

After working for three years as Assistant Chief Counsel for the San Diego District of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Christopher Stender launched a law partnership in 1993. Initially known as Stender & Larkin, the firm was renamed Stender & Associates, PC. Christopher Stender and his team of bilingual associates provide comprehensive immigration-related legal services, working with individuals held at Arizona’s detention centers and prisons in Eloy and Florence, as well as at California’s detention centers in El Centro, San Diego, and San Pedro. Christopher Stender assists in bond procurement and payment, visitation and hearing scheduling, and detainee transportation. He is known for taking tough cases, promoting novel legal theories, and getting positive results for his clients. He routinely appears before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the First, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Prospective clients can read about the immigration process in both English and Spanish on his website. Christopher Stender spent his undergraduate years at the University of Würzburg, Germany, and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Syracuse University College of Law. An East Coast native who lived abroad for two years, Christopher Stender has traveled extensively throughout Europe. In addition to his native English, he speaks German and Spanish. He supports Grace Point Church, Homeless Outreach, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Tijuana Schools Mission, and Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. He lives with his wife and four children in San Diego.

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