TA Library Instructions

CGRS’s Technical Assistance (TA) program is designed to provide attorneys working on individual asylum cases with immediate access to comprehensive, tailored resources relevant to their case. Each case registered with CGRS has an individualized TA Library, which contains litigation support resources, including practice advisories, country conditions research reports, expert declarations, sample case documents, and unpublished Immigration Judge and Board of Immigration Appeals decisions. This guide provides attorneys with instructions on how to access materials for both new and previously-submitted cases.

How to Access the TA Library for a New Asylum Case

1. Log in to your CGRS account. If you do not have a CGRS account, please create one here.

2. Once logged in, navigate to the case intake form, which can be found in the Access Technical Assistance box on the left side.

3. Fill out the case intake form with all relevant information about your case. Your tailored TA Library will be generated based on the information provided on this form; so please carefully read each question and provide all relevant information to maximize the amount of relevant resources you will receive. Please note that you will not be able to make changes to your case once you have submitted this form. If you hneed to make revisions, please contact us at CGRS-TA@uchastings.edu with your CGRS case number in the subject line, and let us know what you would like to change.

4. Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. Once you have submitted the intake form, a five-digit CGRS case number will be generated, and you will be redirected to an individualized resource library. You can find your case number at the top of the resource library or on your My Account page.

5. When first entering the library, all relevant matched resources are displayed in reverse chronological order. To narrow resources, use the filters sidebar on the left side. You can choose to view resources relevant to certain parts of your client’s case or certain types of documents, such as practice advisories or unpublished decisions. Check off all relevant filters, then click “Apply Filters” at the bottom.

6. To clear filters, uncheck all boxes and click “Apply Filters” again.

7. To view more information about each resource, click “Read More”. Additionally, to view recorded trainings, click “Read More”, then scroll down to the bottom of the page to view a video of the training.

How to Access the TA Library for Previously-Registered Asylum Case

If you would like to access the TA library for a case that you previously received assistance, there is no need to submit a new intake form. You can access the TA Library for any case, at any time, through your account. 

1. Log into your CGRS account and navigate to the My Account page to see a list of your cases.

2. Find the case for which you would like to access the TA Library, then click on “View TA Library for this Case” in the “TA Library” column on the far right.

  • Alternatively, you can access the TA Library for a case by clicking on the case number, then clicking the TA Library tab at the top of the case record. Next, click on the link in the tab to be re-directed to the TA Library.

3. When first entering the TA Library, all relevant matched resources are displayed in reverse chronological order. To filter resources, uses the filters sidebar on the left side. You can choose to view resources relevant to certain parts of your client’s case or certain types of documents, like practice advisories or unpublished decisions. Check off all relevant filters, then click “Apply Filters” at the bottom.

4. To clear filters, click “Reset.”

5. To view more information about each resource, click “Read More”. Additionally, to view recorded trainings, click “Read More”, then scroll down to the bottom of the page to view a video of the training.