CILA has quickly become an indispensable resource for RAICES and other Texas legal providers that serve unaccompanied child migrants. The legal landscape with respect to this population is constantly in flux; new challenges and opportunities demand fast and nimble responses. At the same time, many senior attorneys and managers are taking on policy advocacy, high-impact litigation, and time-consuming budgets for large-scale services. Staff attorneys handle heavy caseloads between "rocket dockets" and pilot projects for mandatory representation. Having an outside resource focus exclusively on training and technical case assistance is more valuable than ever. The best part is that CILA is comprised of experts with decades of combined experience and a constant pulse on both local and national developments. They are apprised of hundreds of case scenarios, yet remain unburdened by the attendant caseloads. I hope that this model will be replicated throughout the country. It would be an enormous assist to the development of highly-competent and sustainable legal services for tens of thousands of children who reside in under-represented areas.

Ashley Walker

formerly a staff attorney with RAICES Austin

Thank you for hosting this!  Was the most informative and well-organized CLE I have attended!

Attendee

January 27, 2017 CLE

I can’t believe this CLE was free.  The information was invaluable.  Every immigration attorney should attend.

Attendee

September 16, 2016 CLE

Very thorough, Technical Assitance is usually responded to quickly.

Attendee

2018

CILA is an invaluable resource.  As an organization we rely on the expertise of CILA when faced with complex and unique issues. The calls are informative and allow colleagues across the state to collaborate and problem solve with one another.

Attendee

2018

Very informative and useful information.  I found every segment to be very detailed and full of practice advisories and tips.

Attendee

July 15, 2016 CLE

Thanks for all the work you do! You all are an amazing resource for attorneys in Texas.

Attendee

2018

Finally, a program that deals with our burnout.  Very helpful.

Attendee

April 1, 2016 CLE

CILA is an amazing resource for Texas practitioners.  Having the organization's support, resources, and legal analysis helps us provide quick and legally solid advice and action to benefit our clients in this often-hostile climate.

Attendee

2018
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