This CLE focuses on ethics questions that confront lawyers litigating pro bono matters, using the immigration system as a Petrie dish to explore the questions.  We will explore some Cold War trial sagas and contemporary questions confronting lawyers litigating pro bono in immigration arenas, all revolving around the ABA model rules, adopted by some states, that call on lawyers to provide pro bono services while at the same time focusing on the need to comply with competency standards when you step outside your lane.