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March 03, 2022

Representing Children and Families in Immigration Matters

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Date: Mar 3, 2022 12:00 PM-4:00 PM Central Time 
Time:  This is a 4 hour event.
Format: Free Webinar

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Commission on Immigration and the ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) invite you to a complimentary training providing an overview of working with children and families in immigration cases. This is a presentation geared toward attorneys interested in taking on a pro bono immigration case, practitioners with a pro bono case, and practitioners new to immigration law. This is a collaborative training co-hosted by the ABA COI and CILA.

The presentation will provide an overview of the key forms of legal relief when working with children and families in immigration cases such as asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and other humanitarian forms of relief. Additionally, presenters will provide an introduction to representing an individual in removal proceedings and before USCIS. The training will also cover practical skills key to effective representation such as interviewing skills when working with children and families.

This is a 4 hour event starting at 12:00 PM Central Time and ending at 4:00 PM Central time.


Welcome & Introduction 12:00pm-12:10pm - Emily McCabe, ABA COI

Nuts and Bolts: Common Forms of Immigration Legal Relief 12:10pm-1:10pm -Stacie Hammond, Latino Memphis/Shakira M. Rodriguez Oliveras, ProBAR

Break 1:10pm-1:20pm

Practice Before USCIS & Removal Proceedings 101 1:20pm-2:20pm -Roxana Avila/Casey Dempsey-FIRRP

Break 2:20pm-2:35pm

Interviewing Skills when Working with Children and Families in Imm. Cases 2:35pm-3:35pm -Nicole Johnson/Alexandra Rizio, Safe Passage Project

How to Get Involved 3:35pm-3:55 -Stephanie B., ABA COI/Yasmin Yavar, CILA

Closing 3:55pm-4:00pm -Laura Egan, CILA

This event is co-sponsored by the ABA Young Lawyers Division, ABA Center for Civil Rights and Social Justice, ABA Center for Pro Bono and the ABA Center on Children and the Law.

This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 3 credit hours, of which .25 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

Closed captions will be available.

Support the COI

Your support for the ABA Commission on Immigration will facilitate the notion that America has long defined itself as a nation of immigrants, reflecting not only diversity, but a shared belief in liberty, justice, opportunity, and in providing refuge to those fleeing persecution. Thank you!