CLE: Asylum Step by Step: "Corroborating the Story"
Thursday March 20 , 2014
- By: The Advocates for Human Rights
- Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Time Zone: Central Time (US & Canada)
- CLE Credit
The Advocates' Office330 2nd Avenue South#800Minneapolis, MNMap: maps.google.com
Sarah BrenesThe Advocates for Human Rights612-746-4684
- Website: www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org
Asylum clients are like no other clients in the legal system. An asylum client's experiences and trauma span the globe and involve some of the worst human rights violations of our time. Successfully communicating their story poses unique and fascinating challenges for advocates. From filing the application to preparing for an immigration interview, an asylum applicant faces an intensive and daunting immigration process that many worthy applicants cannot navigate.
Asylum Step By Step is a four-part series designed to provide volunteer attorneys with skills and techniques necessary to successfully represent asylum seekers, to help avoid common pitfalls, and to give advocates an opportunity to learn from experienced attorneys.
This session focuses on utilizing documentary evidence and supplemental affidavits from witnesses or service providers to strengthen parts of your client's narrative and bolster your client's legal argument.
You may sign up for one or all of the sessions with The Advocates for Human Rights.