Help secure much-needed protections for unaccompanied children.

The ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) is an expert legal resource center focused entirely on children’s immigration matters.

Help secure much-needed protections for unaccompanied children.

The ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) is an expert legal resource center focused entirely on children’s immigration matters.

CILA Services

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Help with legal strategy, procedural and evidentiary issues, best practices, ethical issues, and more

WEBINARS & TRAININGS

WEBINARS & TRAININGS

Timely information from CILA's experience…. and guest speakers

ONLINE RESOURCES

ONLINE RESOURCES

Practice Advisories and other written materials on important and emerging issues

WORKING GROUPS

WORKING GROUPS

Listservs and quarterly meetings to share knowledge and experience with your peers

LATEST LEGAL UPDATES

Nov 10 2020

New Partnership with the National Immigration Litigation Alliance (NILA)

This week, the future looks brighter, more hopeful, more just.  For that, we are so ...
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Oct 29 2020

CILA Celebrates Pro Bono Week

The American Bar Association (ABA) established the National Celebration of Pro Bono week in 2009 through the ...
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Oct 28 2020

CILA Analysis on Proposed Regulations: Professional Conduct for Practitioners

On September 30, 2020 the Executive Office of Immigration Review published yet another round of ...
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Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation

Find available pro bono cases on platform and information to support you in your pro bono representation.

Through our work, we hope to ensure more children are represented and to provide the resources and expertise needed to support those who endeavor to represent them.

These Resilient Children Need Your Help!

The ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) is an expert legal resource center focused entirely on children’s immigration matters. CILA started in Texas, the epicenter of the battle to maintain much-needed protections for unaccompanied children.

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These Resilient Children Need Your Help!

The ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) is an expert legal resource center focused entirely on children’s immigration matters. CILA started in Texas, the epicenter of the battle to maintain much-needed protections for unaccompanied children.

ABOUT CILA

THE ABA CHILDREN'S IMMIGRATION LAW ACADEMY (CILA)

We are the Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA), an expert legal resource center created by the American Bar Association (ABA).  CILA builds capacity for those working to advance the rights of children seeking protection through trainings, technical assistance, and collaboration.

CILA serves both legal service providers and pro bono attorneys who are representing children in immigration-related proceedings in Texas and across the nation. CILA began operations in late 2015.

ABOUT CILA

THE ABA CHILDREN'S IMMIGRATION LAW ACADEMY (CILA)

We are the Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA), an expert legal resource center created by the American Bar Association (ABA).  CILA builds capacity for those working to advance the rights of children seeking protection through trainings, technical assistance, and collaboration.

CILA serves both legal service providers and pro bono attorneys who are representing children in immigration-related proceedings in Texas and across the nation. CILA began operations in late 2015.

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