New Training Program: Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project (Los Angeles)

  • Training: How to do SIJS in Probate Court
  • Steven Shafer, Supervising Attorney for the Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Minors, will be hosting the first “how to” training of the year in Esperanza's offices (1530 James M Wood Blvd, Los Angeles California, 90015). It will take place on February 7th, at 5:30 PM. (Registration begins 15 minutes before). If you are interested, please register here. CLE Credits available.


Training Program: Removal Defense Corps

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.


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.