1.1 Scope of the Practice Manual (a) Authority. - The Board of Immigration Appeals has the authority to prescribe rules governing proceedings before it. 8 C.F.R. § 1003.1(d), (4). (b) Purpose. - This manual describes procedures, requirements, and recommendations for practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals. This manual is provided for the information and convenience of the general public and for parties that appear before the Board. (c) Disclaimer. - This manual does not carry the weight of law or regulation. This manual is not intended, nor should it be construed in any way, as legal advice, nor does it extend or limit the jurisdiction of the Board as established by law and regulation. (d) Revisions. - The Board reserves the right to amend, suspend, or revoke the text of this manual at its discretion. To obtain updates of this manual, see Chapter 14.2 (Updates to the Practice Manual).