Common Evidentiary Conundrums & Persuasive Asylum Advocacy in Immigration Court

Join the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies for a free defensive asylum trial advocacy MCLE. This training will involve a mock asylum trial in immigration court proceedings.

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: UC Hastings College of Law: 200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

RSVP: sign-up here

Public Charge: Update on the Final Rule

Join the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC) for this training that will provide practical guidance about how to advise individual clients in light of the new rule and how to explain the issue when conducting outreach in the community.

Center for Gender & Refugee Studies for a free defensive asylum trial advocacy MCLE. This training will involve a mock asylum trial in immigration court proceedings.

Date: Thursday, August 29, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: 3110 W. Nielsen Ave, Fresno, CA 93706

RSVP: sign-up here

Domestic Violence and Immigration Parts 1 & 2

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is hosting this free MCLE to train advocates and attorneys on immigration options for immigrant survivors of domestic violence.

Date: Friday, September 6, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: 100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

MCLE: 2.5 MCLE Credits provided

RSVP: sign-up here

Defending Immigrants with Criminal Records: Free Two-Day Training in Oakland

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) will provide an overview of the "crim/imm" analysis that is needed to defend citizens who are accused or convicted of a crime.

Date: September 25 - 26, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: 125 12th Street, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94607

MCLE: 6.5 MCLE Credits provided each day

RSVP: sign-up here

Training Program: Removal Defense Corps in Los Angeles 

Loyola and Southwestern Law Schools have launched the Removal Defense Corps (RDC)a pro bono removal defense program, and they are seeking pro bono attorneys who are novice and expert attorneys in removal defense to support their program by getting trained and taking on cases. You can sign up to participate in this program by completing this form which will allow RDC to determine your level of participation and help match you with a mentor if applicable. In order to participate in the program, you must make a pro bono commitment.

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.