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# Id Submit date Submitter's Email Address Attorney Name: Street Address Street Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region Postal / Zip Code Country Office Phone: Mobile Phone: Email Address: State of Bar License: Bar License Number: HNBA Member? Type of Legal Matter: Case Number: Client Name: Street Address Street Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region Postal / Zip Code Country Client Phone: Client Email Address: Client Country of Origin: Client Age: Description of Immigration Legal Services: Check Box Retainer Agreement One of the above documents:
1 7446 2020-08-19 22:02:40
Imelda Maynard

125 West Mountain Ave

N/A

Las Cruces

New Mexico

88005

United States

575 5270500

405 3613730

im@catholiccharitiesdlc.org

Oklahoma

30162

No

Defensive Asylum, Witholding, CAT application before MPP Immigration Court

213215745

Dariana Cano Leal

Zona Centro Calle Idelfonso Fuentes 668

N/A

Saltillo

Coahuila

668

Mexico

01152 14074311153

DarianaC1996@gmail.com

Venezuela

23

I am representing the above named individual who was placed in the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP AKA Remain in Mexico) in prosecuting a claim for Asylum, Witholding of Removal and CAT before the El Paso, Texas Immigration Court.

I agree

Fee agreement.pdf
Dariana Hearing Notice.pdf
2 7445 2020-08-19 21:53:58
Imelda Maynard

125 WEST MOUNTAIN AVE

N/A

LAS CRUCES

NM

88005

United States

575 5270500

405 3613730

im@catholiccharitiesdlc.org

Oklahoma

30162

No

MPP Asylum, Withholding of Removal, CAT Defensive Filing

213168950

Keila Roslyn Romero Gutierrez

Zona Centro Idelfonso Fuentes

668

Saltillo

Coahuila

668

Mexico

521305 5609866

keilaroslyn@gmail.com

Venezuela

30

Our client is enrolled in the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP, aka Remain in Mexico) We are representing her in filing defensively for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT before the El Paso, Texas Immigration Court.

I agree

Fee agreement and hearing notice.pdf
Hearing Notice.pdf
3 5712 2019-10-19 18:34:30
Jen Healey

7630 Little River Turnpike

Suite 900

Annandale

VA

22003

United States

+1 7039791240

757 5603326

jennifer@justneighbors.org

Pennsylvania

324558

No

Removal Defense, Asylum, T Visa, SIJS

A215875249

Petrona Mendoza Santiago

7630 Little River Turnpike

Suite 900

Annandale

VA

22003

United States

703 9791240

jennifer@justneighbors.org

Guatemala

14

I am applying for a grant to help cover expenses arising from representation for a 14 year-old client of mine. Petrona grew up in a rural part of Guatemala and was severely neglected during her early years. She was abducted at age 11 in her country by a relative, who forced her into drug and labor trafficking. He threatened to kill her or her mother if she refused his demands. Specifically, he had her use, harvest, and deliver drugs for him. Petrona was enslaved by him for about three years. He then forced her to come to the US in late 2018, ultimately landing in Virginia, where he had her cook and clean for him and continued to threaten her. You will notice that her last name is incorrect on her documents: that is because her trafficker forged her last name at the border (so that it would match his). He posed as her father to border officials (thinking that a father-child would be more likely to receive permission to enter). He ultimately abandoned her on the street on a frigid January night in 2019. Due to the extreme trauma she has endured, she is eligible for several benefits: T Visa, asylum, and SIJS. I have already submitted an asylum application and she interviews with Arlington AO at the end of this month (she is also in removal proceedings). She is indigenous and only spoke indigenous languages before coming to the US. She never attended school before coming to the US. She is nearly proficient in Spanish after learning it from relatives in this country (after only several months of practice)! Many expenses have arisen out of this case because Petrona has been through so much in such a short time, so financial assistance (for transportation to appointments, mental health care, continued legal services, evidence collection, etc.) would be much appreciated.

I agree

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4 4892 2019-06-22 19:01:30
Laura Hoover

939 W North Ave.

Suite 750

Chicago

IL

60642

United States

7733458883 3458883

847 333-7046

laura.hoover@childrenslegalcenterchicago.org

Illinois

6300907

No

Removal Defense for an unaccompanied minor.

201719625

Sharito Buatista Navarro

1962 W Morse

House C

Chicago

Illinois

60626

United States

773 690-3558

None@none.com

Guatemala

16

Client is a minor fleeing abuse and neglect from parents in Guatemala. We are doing SIJS and Asylum (both affirmatively and defensively in front of IJ). Our organization is a non-profit comprised of volunteer attorneys and law students. Every case we handle is pro bono for the client. We need funding to help cover expenses such as paper, printer, office, etc.

I agree

20190622125824334 (1).pdf
ICE Docs.pdf
5 4889 2019-06-21 22:51:05
Larua Hoover

939 W North Ave.

Suite 750

Chicago

IL

60642

United States

7733458883 3458883

847 3337046

laura.hoover@childrenslegalcenterchicago.org

Illinois

6300907

No

Asylum. Removal Proceedings.

201395673

Jasmin Migel Cruz de Torres

1302 17th Ave

None

Monroe

WI

52566

United States

608 851-0802

None@none.com

Guatemala

19

Client and her 1 year old daughter fled Guatemala to seek asylum. We represent client and her daughter in her asylum application through the immigration court. Our organization is a non-profit comprised of volunteer attorneys and law students. Every case we handle is pro bono for the client. We need funding to help cover expenses such as paper, printer, office, etc.

I agree

Retainer Agreement - signed(1).pdf
20190621174613636.pdf
6 4883 2019-06-21 16:40:53
Laura Hoover

939 W North Ave

Suite 750

Chicago

Illinois

60642

United States

773 345-8883

847 333-7046

Laura.Hoover@ChildrensLegalCenterChicago.org

Illinois

6300907

No

Removal Proceedings. Asylum.

215614360

Jesica Miguel Cruz

1302 17th Ave

N/A

Monroe

Wisconsin

53566

United States

608 851-0802

None@none.com

Guatemala

11

Client is an 11 year old child who came to the US in May 2017 to seek asylum. She was separated from her mother under Zero Tolerance and reunited in July pursuant to the Miss L class action. We represent client (and her mother) in their asylum case. Our organization is a non-profit comprised of volunteer attorneys and law students. Every case we handle is pro bono for the client. We need funding to help cover expenses such as paper, printer, office, etc.

I agree

Retainer Agreement - signed.pdf
2019.4.18 COV.pdf
7 4865 2019-06-19 16:37:29
Laura Hoover

939 W North Ave

Suite 650

Chicago

Illinois

60642

United States

773 345-8883

872 333-7046

laura.hoover@childrenslegalcenterchicago.org

Illinois

6300907

No

Asylum

215671204

Delia Gomez Ibares

371 Inlands Drive

Apt 3B

Wheeling

Illinois

60090

United States

847 766-7056

a868704g@gmail.com

Mexico

32 years

Client and her 4 minor children (ages 14, 11, 9 and 7) fled Mexico and are seeking asylum in the United States. We are representing the client and her 4 minor children in removal proceedings to obtain asylum for this family. We are a non-profit organization that provides all legal services pro bono.

I agree

20190619095518255.pdf
Notice of Hearing 2019.7.17.pdf
8 4849 2019-06-14 15:34:27
Mary Chicorelli

1500 Walnut Street

Suite 700

Philadelphia

PA

19102

United States

267 8886703

267 8886703

mfc@equalaccesslegal.org

PA

310661

No

Removal Proceedings

A216371175

Jose Lopez Carrillo

3400 Eastern Blvd

Apartment D14

York

PA

17402

United States

717 3337089

di.lopez9286@gmail.com

Mexico

32

Representation during Removal Proceedings in Philadelphia Immigration Court for Cancellation of Removal 42b. Although the Representation Agreement indicates that we are representing them in an adjustment of status application, this strategy changed after the EOIR stopped admin closing I-130 cases in Removal Proceedings. We are now proceeding with a cancellation.

I agree

Lopez - Representation Agreement.pdf
Lopez-Carrillo, Jose - MCH 8-12-2019.pdf
9 4096 2019-04-10 14:51:32
Liana Montecinos

4530 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Suite 400

Washington

DC

20016

United States

202 6448605

703 3897883

lmontecinos@benachcollopy.com

District of Columbia

16 59 940

Yes

detained client fighting for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the convention against torture

201426785

Roberto Castro Castillo

River Correctional Facility

26362 LA-15

Ferriday

LA

71334

Uzbekistan

202 6448605

lmontecinos@benachcollopy.com

Honduras

26

My name is Liana Montecinos and I am an immigration attorney in D.C. I am presenting a detained Honduran man, Mr. C-C, on a pro bono basis. Mr. C-C has an ICH before the LaSalle Immigration Court in Louisiana on May 7, 2019. During this hearing, he will testify to his claims of asylum, withholding, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Mr. C-C and his family were threatened by a powerful criminal group in San Pedro Sula called Los Tacamicheros/Los Aguacates because (1) he refused to sell drugs for them, (2) he reported them to the authorities, and (3) because of his family ties. Prior to targeting Mr. C-C to sell drugs, this same criminal group tortured and killed Mr. C-C’s sister-in-law. After Mr. C-C and his wife filed a report with the authorities for the torture and death of his sister-in-law, the criminal group started targeting him. His wife and children entered the U.S. before him and were released from detention. Mr. C-C- has been in detention since December 2018. He passed his CFI, but was denied bond because he was charged as an arriving alien. ICE denied him parole twice. The first time they denied him parole, the ICE officer gave an absolute ridiculous analysis basically saying “Denied because he should have applied for a visa at the Honduran consulate.” We responded to that directing the officer to the law and asking for a reconsideration of the parole request. Then, ICE denied him parole for allegedly being a flight risk due to “lack of community ties.” Although we are providing them with pro bono services, the family needs money to pay for the translation and mailing fees, and also transportation fees so that his wife can testify in support of her husband (needs to travel from Nebraska to Louisiana). Your help is greatly appreciated to save a family of 5.Thank you, Liana

I agree

Castro Castillo, Roberto - Pro bono engagement letter.pdf
Castro Castillo, Roberto - ICH Notice 05.07.19.pdf
10 2830 2018-09-07 22:10:19
Sally Joyner

Mid-South Immigration Advocates

P.O. Box 11185

Memphis

TN

38111

United States

901 2444367

901 7343160

joyner@miamemphis.org

TN

31375

No

Asylum in removalproceedings

215700523

Yeny Ordonez

Mid-South Immigration Advocates

PO Box 11185

Memphis

TN

38111

United States

901 5134938

joyner@miamemphis.org

Honduras

22

Representing mother and two children (ages 2 and 3) in removalproceedings, including applications for asylum and related relief.

I agree

yeni rep agreement.pdf
yeni NTA.pdf
11 2829 2018-09-07 22:07:13
Sally Joyner

Mid-South Immigration Advocates

P.O. Box 11185

Memphis

TN

38111

United States

901 2444367

901 7343160

joyner@miamemphis.org

TN

31375

No

Asylum in removalproceedings

215586132

Nadya Reyes

Mid-South Immigration Advocates

PO Box 11185

Memphis

TN

38111

United States

901 6522565

joyner@miamemphis.org

Honduras

24

Representing mother and one child (age 2) in removalproceedings, including applications for asylum and related relief.

I agree

nadya rep agreement.pdf
nadya NTA.pdf
12 2828 2018-09-07 21:59:39
Sally Joyner

Mid-South Immigration Advocates

PO Box 11185

Memphis

TN

38111

United States

901 2444367

901 7343160

joyner@miamemphis.org

TN

31375

No

Asylum in removal proceedings

215700604

Brenda Zeron

Mid-South Immigration Advocates

PO Box 11185

Memphis

TN

38111

United States

901 7071408

joyner@miamemphis.org

Honduras

21

Representing mother and two children (ages 2 and 3) in removal proceedings, including applications for asylum and related relief.

I agree

brenda rep agreement.pdf
brenda NTA.pdf
13 1623 2018-02-23 15:22:10
Carolina Saavedra

2231 Crystal Drive

Suite 350

Arlington

VA

22202

United States

703 3101130

949 4262020

csaavedra@uscridc.org

California

281608

No

Defensive Asylum for UAC

209846450

Salvador Ruano Miranda

2055 Allen Drive

Apt 105

Annapolis

MD

21401

United States

443 440-7254

salvadorruano23@gmail.com

El Salvador

14

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is helping this UAC client to apply for asylum before the asylum office and attending his immigration court hearings as well. His claim is based on persecution aimed at members of his family.

I agree

Retainer(4).pdf
ORR Release Verification(3).pdf
14 426 2017-05-31 18:39:34
Michelle  Ortiz

3000 Biscayne Blvd,. Suite 400

Miami

Florida

33137

United States

305 5731106

786 9254474

mortiz@aijustice.org

Florida Supreme Court

44721

Yes

Adjustment of Status for VAWA Approved client

EAC1701650421

Gloria E. Garcia

1630 SW 10th Street # 3

Miami

Florida

33135

United States

786 8479473

mortiz@aijustice.org

Guatemala

44

Ms. Garcia has a pending adjustment of status application. Ms. Garcia is unable to work as a result of a car accident. She has serious difficulty walking, only being able to make small steps with a walker. She cannot balance standing and most hold on to something. Our office is awaiting for her adjustment interview and she needs to submit her medicals at that time, but she doesn't have the money to pay the fees.

I agree

Retainer(3).pdf
I485 Receipt Notice.pdf
15 421 2017-05-23 23:44:54
Paula Gonzalez

355 Third Ave. Ste. 103

Chula Vista

CA

91910

United States

619 4224993

619 2749525

paula@paulagonzalezlaw.com

Washington

31404

No

Bond Hearing & Removal Defense

A205536112

Blanca Herrera-Idelfonso

201 North 15th Ave. Apt. 4

Escondido

CA

92025

United States

619 6552122

blancageronimo1518@gmail.com

Mexico

27

Rodriguez Bond Hearing and Withholding Removal Defense at San Diego, CA Immigration Court.

Explanation of documents: we are providing an I-830E which does not have the notation of "CR." We are submitting p. 1 of the Motion for Bond Redetermination under Rodriguez v. Robbins with a court stamp as proof that it was a Rodriguez Bond Hearing. We are also submitting the Order of the Immigration Judge granting the bond.

I agree

Contract .pdf
I-830 Supp docs.pdf
16 415 2017-05-13 18:46:23
Carolina Saavedra

2231 Crystal Drive

Arlington

VA

22202

United States

703 3101130

949 4262020

csaavedra@uscridc.org

Carolina

281608

No

UAC Asylum in defensive proceedings

209-423-824

Marvin Duran Ortiz

3513 14th St NW, apt 3

Washington

DC

22010

United States

202 2702030

csaavedra@uscridc.org

El Salvador

17

Client is applying for asylum with the asylum office based on particular social group of family membership.

Client's father was a soldier in the governments military during civil war. Fiance had joined guerrillas. He broke off engagement. Fiance had child, which father did not recognize. Child is client's older half-sister. Half-sister is now local gang leader and has zeroed in on client and targets him due to her hatred against father. She and her gang have tried to kill client in the past and continue to threaten him and now his younger brother.

I agree

Retainer(2).pdf
ORR Release Verification(2).pdf
17 414 2017-05-13 18:46:21
Carolina Saavedra

2231 Crystal Drive

Arlington

VA

22202

United States

703 3101130

949 4262020

csaavedra@uscridc.org

Carolina

281608

No

UAC Asylum in defensive proceedings

209-423-824

Marvin Duran Ortiz

3513 14th St NW, apt 3

Washington

DC

22010

United States

202 2702030

csaavedra@uscridc.org

El Salvador

17

Client is applying for asylum with the asylum office based on particular social group of family membership.

Client's father was a soldier in the governments military during civil war. Fiance had joined guerrillas. He broke off engagement. Fiance had child, which father did not recognize. Child is client's older half-sister. Half-sister is now local gang leader and has zeroed in on client and targets him due to her hatred against father. She and her gang have tried to kill client in the past and continue to threaten him and now his younger brother.

I agree

Retainer(1).pdf
ORR Release Verification(1).pdf
18 413 2017-05-13 18:34:54
Carolina Saavedra

2231 Crystal Drive

Arlington

VA

22202

United States

703 3101130

949 4262020

csaavedra@uscridc.org

California

281608

No

UAC Asylum

209429995

Darwin Alfaro Gutierrez

1235 Randolph Street NW, apt 103

Washington

DC

20011

United States

202 341-3026

csaavedra@uscridc.org

El Salvador

12

Client is applying for asylum in defensive proceedings based on particular social groups of males from the specific canton, and as family member of his uncle.
Client's canton (outskirt town/neighborhood) is being targeted by a gang that has tried to take over. Males from canton and two adjacent canton have armed themselves to keep the gang out. Client's uncle was specifically targeted and has received threats against himself and his family. Gang is aware client is uncle's young nephew and that uncle is a father figure to him. Gang prohibits males from canton, under threat of death, from setting foot in main town center near canton (hospitals, markets, etc, there).

I agree

Retainer.pdf
ORR Release Verification.pdf
19 404 2017-05-10 15:47:23admin@hnba.com
Darcy Tharp

1020 19th St. NW

Suite 505

Washington

District of Columbia

20036

United States

202 2234777

202 2234777

nationaloffice@hnba.com

Wisconsin

54123

Yes

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Aiden

400 Mass. Ave NW

Unit 1212

Washington

DC

20001

United States

301 9365289

dtharp21@gmail.com

Mexico

25

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I agree

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20 396 2017-05-08 12:33:26
Clarissa Arevalo

2231 Crystal Drive

Suite 350

Arlington

Virginia

22202

United States

703 3101130

213 4070019

carevalo@uscridc.org

CA & DC

CA:293829 DC:1021365

No

T Visa in Proceedings

206700658

Josue David Petz Perez

21 Kennedy Street NW

Apt 301

Washington

DC

20011

United States

000 0000000

JosueDavidPetz@gmail.com

Guatemala

19

Josue was designated as a UC upon his entry in 2014. He is applying for a T visa in proceedings. Josue is a victim of labor trafficking. Josue was stranded in Washington, DC without adequate housing, food, or transportation. Josue was completely isolated and was forced to rely on his step-father because he did not know anyone else in the United States. Josue’s step-father forced him to work at a restaurant so that Josue could provide for himself and to pay down his debts. Josue’s step-father demanded that he pay rent and for his necessities; therefore, forcing Josue to find employment as a minor. Josue was forced to work over 60 hours a week at a local restaurant. He was paid very little for the work he performed. His step-father took most his earnings leaving Josue with barely anything to survive. Josue felt like he could not leave the situation or refuse to work. As a result of the vitimization, Josue became homeless. He continues to suffer financially and emotionally because of the victimization. Josue is currently living in safe housing and is enrolled as a full-time student.

I agree

Signed Contract.pdf
ORR Verification of Release.pdf
21 391 2017-05-05 13:02:07
Carolina Saavedra

2231 Crystal Drive

Suite 350

Arlington

VA

22202

United States

703 3101130

969 4262020

csaavedra@uscridc.org

California

281608

No

UAC asylum

209232627

Carlos Morales Figueroa

39572 Mossridge Road

Aldie

VA

20105

United States

571 2450107

csaavedra@uscridc.org

Guatemala

15

Client’s father was abusive towards mother. Mother was able to escape abusive relationship and move out. Threats and attacks continued so she left home country and left children, including client, with grandmother. Father then took client to live with him. Father severely abused client for several years and repeatedly threatened to kill him as revenge on his mother for leaving. Client tried to escape father but father just escalated abuse as punishment, culminating in an attempt murder client. Client was finally able to escape and flee the country with grandmother’s help. Grandmother and other child also left home country.

Client resides in a jurisdiction that is not prone to issuing SIJS findings, thus we are pursuing the asylum route based on the PSGs of family membership, and of children who are victims of child abuse.

I agree

Carlos - Retainer.pdf
Carlos - ORR Release Verification.pdf
22 388 2017-05-03 20:51:59
Juan  Rocha 

P.O. Box 5965

Mesa

AZ

85211

United States

480 8551759

480 8551759

rochalawoffice@gmail.com

Arizona

025039

No

Bond request
Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals based on ineffective assistance of counsel

087-531-369

Jose Alberto Silva Islas

Detained at Eloy Detention Center

1705 E. Hanna Road

Eloy

AZ

85131

United States

480 8551759

rochalawoffice@gmail.com

Mexico

36

Client was taken into custody without incident by Fugitive Operations (FUG) officers of DHS, and transported to the Phoenix ERO Field Office for removal. The same day, undersigned counsel filed an I-246, Stay of Removal, with DHS in Phoenix. On November 4, 2016, DHS granted his Stay of Removal for ninety (90) days to allow client to file a Motion to Reopen his Removal Proceedings based on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel (IAC). The I-213 filed in this case corroborates this assertion: “the stay was approved . . . due to evidence that the [sic] Client’s previous attorney was suspended by the AZ Bar Association and the likelihood of an MTR [Motion to Reopen] being approved for this case.” Despite acknowledging the possible ineffectiveness of counsel, the Department nevertheless detained Client because “he breeched his bond and depart as ordered by the court.” As such, he was transferred to the Eloy Detention Center where he is presently detained. Undersigned counsel filed for a bond hearing but the bond was denied due to "no jurisdiction." Undersigned counsel is also representing client in his appeal to the BIA in regards to his motion to reopen based on ineffective assistance of counsel.

I agree

SPANISH Services Agreement(1).pdf
012017 Notice of No Jurisdiction.pdf
23 359 2017-04-13 22:52:10
Juan  Rocha

P.O. Box 5965

Mesa

AZ

85211

United States

480 8551759

480 8551759

rochalawoffice@gmail.com

Arizona

025039

No

Asylum case

200607438

Bernardo Rosales-Fentanes

P.O. Box 5965

Mesa

AZ

85211

United States

480 8551759

rochalawoffice@gmail.com

Mexico

47

The client is being represented on his claim for asylum before the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Additionally, there has been a bond petition in which he was also represented. The client is presently detained.

I agree

SPANISH Services Agreement.pdf
Notice of no jurisdiction.pdf
24 281 2017-03-14 19:27:30
Ysabel Hernandez

1666 John K. Kennedy Causeway Suite 206

North Bay Village

FL

33141

United States

305 3846235

305 9899383

ysabel@visausa.pro

FL

63285

No

Withholding of removal

0775228**

Hernandez Ysabel M.

1666 John K. Kennedy Causeway Suite 206

North Bay Village

FL

33141

United States

305 3704196

ysabel@visausa.pro

Honduras

38

Client is currently detained and has been since 11/2016. He is subject to a final order of removal and also reinstatement of removal as he reentered subsequent to his deportation. He was under an order of supervision where she was reporting yearly for the last five years. When he showed up for supervision in November 2016, he was apprehended and treated very badly by the officers. He has successfully completed the reasonable fear interview and the case was referred to the immigration judge for "withholding only" proceedings. His individual hearing is coming up at on March 20, 2017. We have had two master calendar hearings. The judge refuses to even entertain a bond hearing because of the final order. Efforts to negotiate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement for his release have been futile. He has a viable claim for withholding because one of his brothers who was a major drug dealer in Honduras was arrested and recently extradited to the United States by the DEA. His brother has never been in the US. However, many of the drug-related transactions had ties to New York, Venezuela, Haiti and Honduras. Upon extradition by the DEA, people associated with the brother have since killed two of my client's brothers to show the family what would happen to all of them if the extradited brother were to release any information about their activities. The retainer agreement is attached and describes all the different services that have been or will be provided and the cost associated with each service. Unfortunately, the family has been unable to comply with the payments as the main provider for the family is in detention and has been since November 2016. Of the total amounts owed, the family has only been able to pay the first visit to the detention facility. Receipt is attached. Many hours have been dedicated to the preparation and filing of the withholding only application as well as visits to the client and hearings before the immigration court. The last push will be this week in preparation for the individual hearing on March 20, 2017. The $500.00 payment received thus far is far less than $100 per hour compared to the number of hours dedicated to the matter thus far.

I agree

Fee Agreement and Payment Receipt.pdf
Custody Determination.pdf