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You can use the following tools to inform and educate both citizens and immigrants in your communities about legal services, and to help you solve legal service problems on particular issues.
Has a Web-based library of materials to support attorneys in the preparation of asylum cases.

Developing & Maintaining a Successful Legal Referral Hotline for Immigrant Communities (order form)
This handbook’s “ten fundamental steps” by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center & National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium are intended for organizations, big or small, interested in developing a bilingual or multilingual referral hotline.

How Can An Immigration Lawyer Help You?
This page will help you decide if you need an immigration lawyer and what you need to know to choose a qualified lawyer or authorized representative.

Immigrant Rights Resources
The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild has a Web page with links to legal resources on Deportation Defense & Detention Issues; Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions; Legal Rights for Noncitizen Survivors of Domestic Violence; HIV/AIDS and Immigrants; and other topics. On the same page are links to decisions and briefs in significant immigration legal cases, and judicial trainin documents.

Immigration Courts
Listed alphabetically first by state, then by city within that state.

Interpreters and Translators Directory
Contains more than 735 records for interpreters and translators working in over 110 different languages.

Practice Advisories
These practice advisories by the American Immigration Law Foundation are intended to assist immigration lawyers in client representation. They cover various topics arising in practice before administrative agencies and the federal courts.

Public Access Information About Case Status
The Department of Justice established an electronic phone system and a toll-free number (1-800-898-7180) to provide customers with ready access to immigration court information in English and Spanish.

Questions & Answers for Noncitizen Survivors of Domestic Violence
By the Women’s’ Law Project

Self-Help Resources
The Northwest Justice Project resource includes downloadabe documents covering naturalization, public benefits, immigrants and domestic violence, the rights of immigrant children, and other topics.

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