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Model Hearing Program



The recorded model hearing (MH) videos and substantive law lecture allow access to the MHP for those whose circumstances limit attending in-person. 

Part one of the three-part video series is the Introduction to the Model Hearing Program and Immigration Court Processes and Procedures video. Part two of the series is the Master Calendar Model Hearing video. The final part of the series is the Individual Model Hearing video. The corresponding substantive law lecture video provides an overview of the legal topics underlying the MHs. 

The MH videos cover case scenarios similar to ones that come before the immigration courts in order to demonstrate immigration court proceedings. The substantive law lecture covers the topics raised in those recorded case scenarios.

Supporting Documents

The following documents provide useful background for understanding the MHP live events and videos.

Any information provided as part of the Model Hearing Program (MHP) is intended solely as an educational resource for legal advocates to improve the quality of advocacy before the immigration courts. Any information provided by the MHP does not replace any Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) manual, policy, publication, or case law, and may not be construed to create or limit any rights enforceable by law. The information provided as part of the MHP, including anything communicated orally or in writing, is not legal advice and does not constitute any legal opinion by the Department of Justice or the Department of Homeland Security. The case scenarios included in the MHP are fictional. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual cases is purely coincidental. Nothing herein should be construed as mandating a particular outcome in any specific case.