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Conference on Special Immigrant Juvenile Practice

Friday, December 06

  • By: Fordham Law School, New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Fordham University
    113 West 60th St.
    12th Floor Lounge | E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center
    New York, NY
  • Contact:
    Wilma Tamayo-Abreu
    Fordham Law School
  • Website:
  • Source: New York


Special Immigrant Juvenile Status-an immigration benefit available to certain immigrant youth who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or similarly mistreated by a parent-is a complex area of legal practice, requiring knowledge of both family and immigration law. On December 6, 2013, Fordham Law School's Feerick Center for Social Justice and the New York County Lawyers' Association are sponsoring a conference entitled Representing Immigrant Youth: Ethics and Other Emerging Topics in Special Immigrant Juvenile Practice. which will explore key issues, including adolescent development and trauma, courtroom advocacy techniques, and ethical challenges in SIJS practice.

The opening panel will feature reflections from immigrant youth who have recently been through the legal process of seeking SIJS. The conference will provide concrete training on techniques that lawyers and other legal professionals may adopt to improve legal representation of immigrant youth as well as serve as a platform for thoughtful reflection on related issues underlying child and youth immigration.

Register at the Feerick Center.

Conference Cost

CLE registration: $100 ($50 for Fordham Law alumni, academics, and public interest, nonprofit and government practitioners).

Public service attorneys in need of financial assistance to attend this conference are invited to complete an online Scholarship Application. Current Fordham Faculty, Staff and Students are exempt from payment and need to provide a Fordham email address to register for free.

Hardship Policy

Fordham University School of Law has a financial hardship policy. For more information, please contact the Office of Public Programming & CLE at 212-636-6945 or contact us via email at:

  • CLE Credit Comments: This conference is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys and is approved for a maximum of 4 transitional and non-transitional credit hours according to the following allocation: 1.5 professional practice, 2.5 ethics.
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