A Brief Overview of the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers
An immigration attorney, Christopher Stender practices in San Diego, California. Attorney Christopher Stender also supports foreign nationals, both detained and not in custody, by offering pro bono services through the US Department of Justice (DOJ).
At www.justice.gov, lawyers will find information on registering for the List of Pro Bono Legal Service Providers. The Office of Legal Access Programs of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) manages the online catalogue. Formerly named the List of Free Legal Services Providers, it documents attorneys who volunteer counsel to individuals in need of representation in immigration court.
Those participating in the program must be registered with the EOIR. It permits an attorney to represent a client before an immigration court and Board of Immigration Appeals. Participation also requires an agreement to provide a minimum of 50 hour of uncompensated counsel annually for every court an attorney has committed to serve. A recertification every three years allows a legal provider to maintain active listing.