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

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:  October 15 - 16, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: 155 N. Occidental Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90026

MCLE: 6.5 MCLE Credits provided each day

RSVP: sign-up here

Domestic Violence and Immigration: Part 1 and 2

The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) invites domestic violence service providers, education and outreach groups, immigration legal services providers and immigrant advocates to a training on immigration options for immigrant survivors of domestic violence.

Date:  October 15 - 16, 2019

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Part 1); 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Part 2)

Location: SEIU 2015:195 N. Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92408

MCLE: 2.5 MCLE Credits

RSVP: sign-up here

Representing LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

Attorneys from Oasis Legal Services and AIDS Legal Referral Panel will provide an overview of LGBTQ communities, issues, and definitions, and a breakdown of how to overcome common obstacles to winning asylum for LGBTQ immigrants. This is a free training open to all attorneys, paralegals, law students, and those interested in the legal field.

Date:  October 29, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Bar Association of San Francisco: 301 Battery St, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

MCLE: 1.5 MCLE Credits

RSVP: here

Asylum Considerations for TPS Holders

Please join Oasis Legal Services and AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ARLP) to discuss possible asylum and related relief options for TPS holders and potential hurdles from being granted such relief, including the one-year filing deadline. This is a free training open to all attorneys, paralegals, law students, and those interested in the legal field.

Date:  November 5, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Bar Association of San Francisco: 301 Battery St, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111

MCLE: 1.5 MCLE Credits

RSVP: 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.