Accessing Assistance from CGRS

Thank you for your interest in the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies. CGRS protects the fundamental human rights of refugee women, children, LGBT individuals, and others who flee persecution in their home countries. We provide legal expertise, training, research and publications, engage in appellate litigation and policy development, and use international human rights instruments to address the root causes of persecution and to advance human rights.

To learn more about our free technical assistance and training program generally, and how we can help attorneys provide critical legal services to underserved populations including the increasing numbers of women and children from Central America, please click here.

  • If you are an attorney, legal professional, or law student working on an individual asylum case and would like to access CGRS’ Technical Assistance (TA) Library, fill out the case intake form here. After completing the form, you will be automatically redirected to a tailored TA Library for your case. For more information on using the TA Library, please visit our TA Library guide and FAQs.
  • If you are a pro se asylum seeker (without legal representation) and would like to access assistance from CGRS, please register an account here, and submit a case intake about your case. We will respond with all relevant materials related to finding representation or representing yourself in immigration proceedings.
  • If you have already requested assistance in your case and would like to access updated materials, go to your My Account page, find the CGRS case number of the case for which you’d like to view materials, and click on “View TA Library for This Case” on the right side of the screen. You will be redirected to the customized TA Library for that case, with all currently-available updated materials.
  • If you have already registered your case with and would like to update us regarding an outcome in your case, please see our instructions here.
  • If you are a studentacademic, or other professional seeking to use information or documents from the CGRS case database for research purposes, please email us at cgrs@uchastings.edu.