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Representing Asylum Seekers: Basic Training


Date & Time: Friday, March 7, 2014 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description
Representing Asylum Seekers: Basic Training

Friday, March 7th  

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (the Check-in desk will open at 8:30 a.m.)



Asylum is 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 to represent indigent clients in asylum cases at the affirmative stage and to represent detained individuals.

Topics include U.S. asylum law, working with victims of trauma, preparing the I-589 application form, documenting asylum cases, credible and reasonable fear interviews, and other legal issues. Practice before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Asylum Office will also be discussed. The faculty will include experienced immigration practitioners as well as staff from the Arlington USCIS Asylum Office.

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.

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

Contact Information
D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
Email: Kim DeBruhl
Phone: 202-626-3489
Fax: 202-942-9752

Costs

Attorneys Fee

$25.00

Nonprofit Legal Providers

$0.00

Paralegals/Law Students

$15.00