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    Defend Asylum Together! Essentials of Immigration Law for Effective Pro Bono Representation (Day 1) [CC]

    1 PM EST

    Day 1 of this free CLE will arm you with the substantive knowledge and practical skills to prepare an asylum case and discuss how the new political landscape could impact asylum seekers.

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    Did you know that most migrants seeking humanitarian protection in our immigration court system are unrepresented? This crisis is especially acute for migrants who are detained, and all migrants are much more likely to win relief if they are represented. The American Bar Association Commission on Immigration, together with the Children's Immigration Law Academy (CILA), Immigration Justice Project (IJP), and South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) are hosting their first continuing legal education (CLE) training for volunteer attorneys. This free, virtual CLE course seeks to recruit, train and empower volunteer attorneys to defend migrants and asylum seekers as part of their pro bono practice in 2021 and beyond. The training will leverage on-the-ground experts from inside and outside the ABA to train new or beginner pro bono attorneys in removal defense, with a focus on asylum, for detained adults and unaccompanied children. Promote the core ABA values of due process and access to counsel by arming yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to represent vulnerable asylum seekers and defend rule of law.

    Non-CLE Keynote speaker: ABA President Trish Refo (invited) followed by Meredith Linsky, Introduction and the Transformative Effect of Pro Bono Representation 1:00-1:20 pm EST

    Session 1 — Beside the Golden Door: Defending Asylum Seekers in Immigration Court, from CFI to the BIA (and back)

    1:30—3:00 pm EST, January 25, 2021

    This session, led by Lauren Cusitello of the ABA Immigration Justice Project, will introduce the concept of "defensive asylum," the presentation and support of an asylum application on behalf of a client who is in removal proceedings.

    Areas of focus will include: how an asylum seeker ends up before an immigration judge; the anatomy of a removal case, with a spotlight on asylum-specific rules and procedures; the definition of "refugee" that governs asylum and other forms of protection; the role of different types of evidence to prove your case; and legal challenges before the immigration judge.

    Speaker: Lauren Cusitello, Immigration Justice Project Legal Director

    Non-CLE Break with Content: 3:00-3:20

    Session 2 — The Current Asylum Landscape One Week into the Biden Administration: Opportunities and Challenges

    3:20—4:20 pm EST, January 25, 2021

    Have you heard about changes in asylum law in the last few years but don’t know how they could impact your pro bono case? This session will teach you how to advocate for your pro bono client during a time of both uncertainty and hope for asylum law. We will discuss policies enacted by the Trump Administration that are most likely to impact pro bono clients referred by the Commission on Immigration and its projects, whether or how they are likely to change during the Biden administration, and how to stay informed in an area of law that remains in flux.

    Speakers: Jennie Kneedler, Director of Policy and Pro Bono, Commission on Immigration (moderator), Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, Policy Counsel, American Immigration Council, D.C, Priscilla J. Orta, Senior Staff Attorney, ProBAR

    Non-CLE Break with Content: 4:20-4:40

    Session 3 — Bolstering Your Asylum Case: Evidence and Fact Gathering

    4:40—5:40 pm EST, January 25, 2021

    The session will focus on asylum case development including tips to fact-gather and build evidence in an asylum case. We will also hear from speakers from the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice and Justice in Motion to learn more about additional resources for evidence gathering in other countries.

    Speakers: Laura Egan, Senior Staff Attorney, ABA Children's Immigration Law Academy; Jorge L. Escobedo, Director of Pro Bono Partnerships, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice; Claudia Murga, Legal Pro Bono Consultant, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice; Glykeria Tsiokanou, Justice in Motion

    Event Details

    Duration

    285

    Format

    Web

    Date

    Jan 25, 2021

    2021-01-25T13:00:00-05:00 2021-01-25T17:45:00-05:00 Defend Asylum Together! Essentials of Immigration Law for Effective Pro Bono Representation (Day 1) [CC] Day 1 of this free CLE will arm you with the substantive knowledge and practical skills to prepare an asylum case and discuss how the new political landscape could impact asylum seekers.

    Sponsors

    Immigration

    Panelists

    AARON EMANUEL REICHLIN-MELNICK

    Claudia Murga

    Glykeria Tsiokanou

    Jorge L Escobedo

    Laura Egan

    Lauren Cusitello

    Priscilla Orta

    Moderators

    MCLE Information

    The ABA will seek 3.50 general CLE credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 4.20 general CLE credit hours in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

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