Webinar: Best Practices for Representing Traffic Survivors in 2020

Join the Advocates for Human Rights to learn the basics of a trafficking case. The webinar will review best practices for T visa applications, reporting to law enforcement, and supporting clients throughout the process. Participants will learn how to identify possible T visa cases and represent T visa applicants.

Date:  February 4, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Webinar: Basics of Inadmissibility and Deportability

Join the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) for a training that will provide an introduction to grounds of inadmissibility and deportability in immigration cases. The training will be offered in-person in New York as well as via live webcast. 

Date: February 7, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

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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.