Changing the Bench, Part 3: Immigration Judge Complaints

Changing the Bench, Part 3: Immigration Judge Complaints

Release Date: 7/13/2022
Recording Available 7-14 Days After Event Date
Format Length CLE Eligible
Video Roundtable 60 min. No

In this third installment of the Changing the Bench series, AILA members will discuss how formal complaints against Immigration Judges can be used as a tool for promoting fairness and due process in the immigration court system. AILA’s new IJ Toolkit serves as a resource for practitioners who are interested in filing complaints. Speakers will share best practices for filing complaints against Immigration Judges. Panelists will:

  • Review the formal IJ complaint process
  • Discuss the significance of the IJ probationary period to the complaint process
  • Explain how AILA members may use the IJ complaint toolkit in their complaints
  • Hear from members about their own experiences filing complaints against IJs

This roundtable is presented by the AILA Federal Court Litigation Section.


This roundtable is available only to AILA members and not CLE eligible. AILA University Video Roundtables are free learning opportunities for AILA members provided via a weekly schedule of live video programming for members to come together from across the country and world to discuss hot topics and network with colleagues in the field. Video Roundtables are part of AILA University programming and each session is hosted by faculty selected for their expertise.

Kathleen Kersh, Dayton, OH

Sarah Weston Hayes Owings, AILA Board of Governors/ICE Liaison Committee, Atlanta, GA

Courtney E. Butler, AILA EOIR Liaison Committee, Denver, CO

Rebekah Wolf, American Immigration Council, Washington, DC

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.