This toolkit is designed for legal service organizations who want to engage pro bono attorneys in providing immigrant post-conviction relief screening and services. It contains tools to run a legal clinic to screen for crim/imm issues and post-conviction relief options, tools to perform case-specific legal analysis for noncitizens with prior convictions, and tools to place and supervise post-conviction relief motions with pro bono attorneys. Although this toolkit was designed with pro bono engagement in mind, many tools may also be useful to organizations expanding their own immigrant post-conviction relief practice. 

Legal Clinic: Tools to help plan an immigrant post-conviction relief legal clinic, recruit volunteers, and hold a Live Scan event and screening appointments for noncitizens with prior criminal records.

1. Planning & Outreach Resources

2. Screening Appointment Resources

Live Scan

Intake Appointment

Legal Analysis: Tools to help read and analyze RAP sheets & screen for clean slate remedies, immigration impact of convictions, and immigration-related post-conviction relief.

3. Case Review

Client Follow-Up: Tools to provide remote legal consultations and to help place and supervise pro bono clean slate and post-conviction relief cases. 

4. Legal Consultations

5. Expungement & Other Clean Slate Services

6. Post-Conviction Motions to Vacate

This toolkit was developed by Lydia Sinkus as part of her Equal Justice Works Fellowship, sponsored by PayPal & Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe and hosted by OneJustice, and contain tools created by Lydia and by the ILRC.