Appellate practice dedicated exclusively to filing deportation appeals, motions to reopen, reconsider, remand and/or reissue before Immigration Judges or the Board of Immigration Appeals, and filing petitions for judicial review of deportation orders in all of the Federal Circuits of the United States. Although this website is designed mainly to assist immigration attorneys in their deportation defense practice, this website is also useful for noncitizens in deportation proceedings that are acting without attorneys as a source of valid information.


Appealworks® is a privately owned and registered service mark issued by the United States Patent Office (Reg. No. 3150753), now a division of the National Immigration Appellate Project, Inc. The Appealworks® website is a legitimate private business asset operated under an exclusive contractual operating lease with the Law Offices of Bernal Peter Ojeda (LOOBPO). As such, the LOOBPO is the sole entity responsible for the quality and industry standard compliance of the appellate services that are rendered under its direct supervisory authority with the necessary legal knowledge, skills, thoroughness and preparation that is reasonably necessary for discharging its appellate service duties to its clients. The clients may be independent lawyers seeking to contract appellate services for themselves on behalf of their clients or may be noncitizens without lawyers seeking to contract appellate services on their own behalf. Outsourcing. In the discharging of its contractual obligations to its clients LOOBPO may engage other lawyers or nonlawyers, as independent contractors, directly or through intermediaries, on a temporary or an ongoing basis, for the purpose of providing the legal and nonlegal support services to its clients. These outsourcing support services are tasked with a range of varying duties, owed to the Lessee LOOBPO, such as creating individual electronic or digital folders and files for both, represented or unrepresented noncitizen clients, reproducing, redacting and retaining documents, photocopying of said documents, creating and maintaining of a single database or merging of multiple databases for any internal management oriented goals, acquiring and maintaining third-party vendors’ computer software systems for purposes of providing and maintaining its accounting and other computer systems, acquiring and maintaining legal research software systems from third-party vendors to aid Lessee LOOBPO in conducting the necessary research for its appellate clients and cases, engaging foreign lawyers from time to time to draft documents pertaining to particular clients and to develop legal strategies if necessary and to secure documents in foreign states and nations. The main purpose of the Lessee LOOBPO’s outsourcing of these duties and others not expressly identified in this paragraph is to reduce costs directly associated with providing the appellate services offered at lower rates than if those services are provided by the LOOBPO’s own staff. All of the referenced outsourced duties and other infrastructure duties not expressly identified in this paragraph are ultimately the exclusive responsibility of the Lessee, the LOOBPO who renders all of these appellate services to its clients in full compliance with the necessary legal knowledge, skills, thoroughness, preparation and consistency that are necessary for completing the services contracted. 

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