The ABA Children's Immigration Law Academy (CILA)
We are the Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA), an expert legal resource center created by the American Bar Association (ABA). CILA builds capacity for those working to advance the rights of children seeking protection through trainings, technical assistance, and collaboration.
CILA serves both legal service providers and pro bono attorneys who are representing children in immigration-related proceedings in Texas. CILA began operations in late 2015 and CILA's services include:
Through our work, we hope to ensure more children are represented and to provide the resources and expertise needed to support those who endeavor to represent them.