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February 08, 2022

Cultural Humility and Working with Afghan Clients

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Date: Feb. 9, 3-4:00 pm ET
Time:  3 p.m. ET (60 minutes)
Format: Free Webinar

The content of this recorded program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for participating.

Since the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden Administration reports that 83,000 Afghans have arrived in the US. Many families, fleeing persecution in Afghanistan, will qualify for asylum. Pro Bono representation is critical in meeting this need. Join HIAS and the ABA: Commission on Immigration on Wednesday, February 9th from 3:00-4:00pm ET, for the second webinar in a series of presentations for attorneys and accredited representatives representing Afghan Parolees seeking asylum. This training will cover Cultural Humility and Working with Afghan Clients. Bringing cultural awareness to our work is a vital part of competently representing our clients. Leeza Erfesoglou, HIAS’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Manager, and Rahatullah Shaiq, HIAS’ Program Associate, Afghan Parolee Community Coordination will discuss considerations that attorneys should keep in mind when working with Afghan asylum seekers and how to maintain a sense of humility in this work, including a more in depth look at the specific needs and cultural considerations for Afghan asylum seekers. You will also hear about  opportunities to assist these families through the partnership between HIAS and the ABA Commission on Immigration.


  • Leeza Erfesoglou: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice Manager at HIAS
  • Rahatullah Shaiq: Program Associate, Afghan Parolee Community Coordination at HIAS

Sponsors: ABA Commission on Immigration, HIAS

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