Asylum is a form of protection available to people fleeing persecution in their home countries due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. This training session is intended to prepare probono attorneys who encounter more advanced issues in their asylum cases.
Topics include: asylum based on social group including gender claims and gang claims, bars to asylum, and alternative forms of fear-based immigration relief, such as withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Practice before the Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals will also be discussed. The faculty will include experienced immigration practitioners, an immigration judge and a member of the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Training participants are strongly encouraged to accept a pro bono referral from one of the sponsoring organizations.
Participants are responsible for their own lunch.
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
Washington DC 20005
- Pro Bono Program 202-626-3489
- CLE Credit
Attorneys Fee $25.00
Nonprofit Legal Providers $0.00
Paralegals/Law Students $15.00