Events and Training Sessions

Pro Bono Attorney Trainings

The ABA Immigration Justice Project offers introductory and intermediate trainings on representing clients in removal proceedings three to four times per year. Training topics cover various forms of immigration relief and immigration court procedure. As trainings are scheduled they will be posted here and on the IJP's Facebook page.

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Recent Events

Representing Immigrants with Mental Health Needs
Thursday, May 9, 2013

IJP sponsored this day-long training program that included introductory and advanced topics for attorneys representing clients with mental disabilities with cases proceeding before the Immigration Court.

Litigating Domestic Violence Asylum Claims
Thursday, August 9, 2012

CGRS works to protect and advance women’s human rights through a broad agenda focused on women and girls seeking asylum from gender-based persecution. The Center’s multi-pronged advocacy strategy is aimed at promoting protection for women asylum seekers in individual cases, while advancing the law and immigration policies affecting refugee women. Ms. Frydman’s work focuses on the Center’s impact litigation, national policy advocacy, and technical assistance programs. 

Representing Immigrants in Removal Proceedings
January 24-25, 2012

This training included introductory and advanced topics for attorneys representing clients with immigration court cases.  It was submitted for 10 hours of CLE credit. It was offered free to individuals who commit to accepting a pro bono case from the Immigration Justice Project within one year of the training. 

The Effects of Violence in Mexico on U.S. Migration and Immigration Policy
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This panel discussed the effects on U.S. migration and immigration policy from the legal and policy standpoint. Please click here for a video of the program or for the program materials.