Representing Asylum Seekers - Advanced Training

Date & Time: Friday, April 11, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description
Representing Asylum Seekers: Advanced Training   

Friday, April 11th  

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Check-in desk will open at 8:30 a.m.)

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.   

This training is appropriate for attorneys, paralegals, and law students. Attorneys who agree to take on a pro bono case in the future must be admitted to practice in some U.S. jurisdiction and have their own malpractice insurance.

Training participants are strongly encouraged to accept a pro bono referral from one of the sponsoring organizations.

This training is sponsored by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program with Capital Area Immigrants' Rights (CAIR) Coalition, Human Rights First and Whitman-Walker Health. The training is co-sponsored by Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services, Tahirih Justice Center and the D.C. Bar International Law Section and Litigation Section.

Training participants are strongly encouraged to accept a pro bono referral from one of the sponsoring organizations.

Participants are welcome to bring a breakfast and/or lunch along with them. Coffee and refreshments will be provided by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program.

Pro Bono Training Refund Policy: To cancel a registration and receive a refund for a pro bono training offered by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, please call or send an e–mail request at least seven (7) days prior to the training session to Shannon Redd, staff attorney and training program manager, 202-737-4700, ext. 3293. All cancellation and refund requests for pro bono trainings conducted by the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program must be received seven (7) days before the training session date to receive a refund. Registration fees cannot be applied to future trainings.

D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
first floor
Washington DC 20005

Contact Information
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
Phone: 202-737-4700 x 3293
Fax: 202-626-3474


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