Create a CILA Account – Gain access to more CILA resources, all for free!

CILA is excited to share a big update that we made to our website! We launched a new and free account system (🎉) which allows advocates to access more of CILA’s written resources and to view a dashboard with curated information from CILA! Resources that you would typically find on CILA’s Additional Resources webpage have been moved, so they are now accessible when you create an account.

Like all new things, it will take some getting used to. For this purpose, we have kept our Additional Resources page up for a temporary period. We will take it down at the end of 2023, so we encourage you to sign up today to keep access to CILA’s resources. Soon these resources will only be accessible by creating a CILA account.

CILA’s four account types are:

A GREEN account is for:

  1. Staff (attorneys, legal staff, and social services staff) at legal services organizations
  2. Private and pro bono attorneys working with immigrant children and youth

This account option will give you access to resources, handouts, practice advisories, and checklists on topics such as working with unaccompanied children, asylum, SIJS, removal proceedings, appellate and litigation strategies, and ethics.

A MAGENTA account is for:

  1. Texas attorneys at legal services organizations
  2. Texas pro bono attorneys and private bar attorneys working with immigrant children and youth

This account option will give you access to additional CILA resources plus access to CILA's template bank with materials for Texas practitioners seeking SIJS determinations in Texas state courts.

Prior to moving to this account model, these resources were accessible only by those who obtained an advocate login. For this account, in order to ensure appropriate use of the template bank, practitioners will be required to certify that they have watched our training video, “SIJS in Texas 101.” They also must review and agree to the Use of Templates Pledge.

A PINK account is for:

  1. Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation platform cohort members: staff at legal services organizations that currently post case cards on CILA's platform in order to secure pro bono assistance in children’s cases

Please note: You should only select this account if you are currently a cohort member and are one of the current contacts at your organization to work with CILA in relation to the platform. If not, but your organization is interested in utilizing the platform, please reach out to us at probono@abacila.org.

This account option will give you access to CILA’s additional resources plus information to support you while you use CILA’s pro bono platform.

A PURPLE account is for:

  1. If you are an attorney at a Texas legal services organization and a cohort member of CILA's Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation platform

Please note: You should only select this account if you are currently a cohort member and are one of the current contacts at your organization to work with CILA in relation to the platform. If not, but your organization is interested in utilizing the platform, please reach out to us at probono@abacila.org.

This account option will give you access to CILA's additional resources, CILA's template bank with materials for Texas attorneys seeking SIJS determinations in Texas state courts, and our resources supporting members of CILA’s Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation platform cohort.

Here is how you can create a free CILA’s account:

  1. Create a log in account and set a password.
  2. Verify your email address.
  3. Wait for your account approval email.
  4. Then go ahead and log in to access CILA resources curated just for you. 😉

It’s that easy! If you have any questions, CILA staff is ready to answer them. Please contact us via email at cila@abacila.org.