Webinar: Defend DACA - A Supreme Court Briefing

As we await the Supreme Court’s decision, join Rep. Pamila Jayapal and leading experts and advocates from the Center for Popular Democracy, Make the Road New York, United We Dream, CASA, and Demand Justice for a briefing about what’s at stake and how we can show our support for DACA recipients.

This series will bring together policy experts, elected officials, and activists on the front-lines to explain what's at stake and what we can do to fight back, even from our couches.

Date:  May 18, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM (PST)

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Online Training: Asylum Seminar Day 1

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR), in collaboration with Fenwick & West, presents their biannual Asylum Law Seminar on May 21st and May 22nd. On day 1, LCCR will provide an overview of Asylum law, introduction to Asylum procedure, and successful strategies in litigating gang-based cases in a shifting legal landscape.

Date:  May 21, 2020

Time: 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)

CLE Credit: CLE Credit available

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Online Training: Asylum Seminar Day 2

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR), in collaboration with Fenwick & West, will provide training on how to write an effective asylum declaration, trauma informed interviewing techniques, and tips for presenting asylum claims in immigration court.

Date:  May 21, 2020

Time: 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)

CLE Credit: CLE Credit available

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Webinar: COVID-19 Relief, Federal Benefits, and Public Charge: Who is Eligible for What and Will it Matter? 

This webinar will summarize noncitizen eligibility for the eight designated federal programs, as well as the new COVID-19 relief benefits. It will also discuss the public charge implications and steps to start taking now.

Date:  May 22, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)

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Online Training: Pro Bono Training Institute (PBTI): Asylum

PBTI’s Asylum Training Modules will teach trainees how to assist individuals in assisting clients seeking asylum under the supervision of a trained attorney. This webinar series is a collaboration between the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS), Legal Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA), Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles, and OneJustice. 

MCLE Credit: MCLE credit available

Watch the FREE training here.

Training Resources

The Pro Bono Training Institute provides free online legal trainings in a variety of immigration areas, including:

Removal Defense Corp Resource Bank is an online platform that hosts materials for use by LA Justice Fund partner organizations and staff attorneys, pro bono attorneys, and legal volunteers they work with.

Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) offers a free guide to obtaining release from immigration detention, along with a number of supporting documents.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) has a lot of great practice advisories on removal defense and asylum law. This is especially helpful for non-immigration attorneys who need to be updated on the rapid changes in immigration law.

National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) has amazing resources for attorneys representing clients seeking asylum.