We are looking for volunteers to record short (5-10 minute) videos for ProBAR’s attorneys. You need not be an immigration lawyer to participate! The attorneys are interested in general litigation tips, including written advocacy, oral advocacy, trial practice, appellate practice, and working with experts. They are also interested in writ practice (including mandamus and habeas corpus) and criminal practice (including post-conviction relief). The content and format will be up to you, but we suggest limiting your presentation to a point or two. For example, you could address common pitfalls in witness preparation, or best practices for getting a particular type of evidence admitted at trial. Your audience will be lawyers with 3-5 years of experience, so it’s best to keep the presentation simple.
The videos will be recorded on Zoom, so you can create one from your desktop!
In addition to recording the video, we ask that you be available for follow-up, in case the ProBAR attorneys have questions or would like to discuss.
ProBAR is also looking for volunteers to present interactive webinars for their attorneys. If you are interested in organizing a 1-2 hour practical webinar for ProBAR attorneys, we would love to talk to you about potential topics.
Finally, we are looking for mentors who would be willing to assist ProBAR attorneys on individual projects – helping them refine their arguments, craft effective briefs, or sharpen their strategies. Mentors may also provide sample briefs or talk attorneys through “best practices” in a particular area, such as appellate oral arguments, witness preparation, and motion practice. Volunteers will be paired up with ProBAR attorneys who express an interest in mentorship.
If you have questions about these opportunities, please reach out to Tom Gilson ([email protected]) or Tiffany Graves ([email protected]). If you’re ready to participate, please contact Heather Nichols ([email protected]), with the ABA and she’ll get you started.
We’re excited about this project and we hope you will join us!