Immigration Justice Campaign is an initiative of American Immigration Council, American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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Master Calendar Hearing

The first several immigration court appearances in a non-LPR cancellation case are generally one or more “master calendar” hearings. These materials on this page will walk you through what Master Calendars are, how they work, and how to prepare for them.

Required Step

EOIR E-registry

In order to enter an appearance on behalf of your client in immigration court, you must first register to practice before the immigration court by completing EOIR’s E-registry process. It is a two-step process involving online registration followed by in-person verification of your identity at your local immigration court.

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Mock Master Calendar Hearing

Prof. Michele Pistone, Villanova University
This video is a mock master calendar hearing in an asylum case.


Annotated Notice to Appear

Immigration Justice Campaign
An annotated Notice to Appear that explains how to read this document, the charging document in Immigration Court proceedings.