The Ins and Outs of the One-Year Bar in Asylum Cases

This training will dive deep into addressing the one-year bar, with a focus on LGBTQ+ and HIV+ asylum applicants. The free MLCE training is hosted by AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Oasis Legal Services, and the Bar Association of Francisco and is open to all attorneys, paralegals, law students and other people interested in the legal field.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 PM

Location: 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA

MCLE: 2 MCLE Credits provided

RSVP: email mcle@alrp.org

How Not to Take "Denied" for an Answer

This MCLE training is hosted by the Removal Defense Corps (Southwestern and Loyola Law Scools) and will provide a nuts-and-bolts overview at the logistics of filing appeals with the BIA and the 9th Circuit. An experienced practitioner will walk participants through the appeals process, from preparing your record for appellate review, counseling your client and preparing your filing. In order to participate in this MCLE training, you need to make a pro bono committment.

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 PM

Location: Loyola Law School: 19 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

MCLE: 2 MCLE Credits provided

RSVP: register here

Your Client Won Asylum! Now What?

This training will explore the benefits of asylum, how to prepare a client to apply for residency and citizenship, the common obstacles for low-income LGBTQ+ asylees, what public benefits asylees are eligible for, and how to assist clients in accessing services. The free MLCE training is hosted by AIDS Legal Referral Panel, Oasis Legal Services, and the Bar Association of Francisco and is open to all attorneys, paralegals, law students and other people interested in the legal field.

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 PM

Location: 301 Battery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA

MCLE: 2 MCLE Credits provided

RSVP: email mcle@alrp.org

 

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.