Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and Immigration Rememedies for Unaccompanied Minors
Pro Bono in New York webinar series presents
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and Unaccompanied Minors: An Introduction to KIND and an Overview of Immigration Remedies for Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors
Recorded on June 15, 2011
This program features Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). You will learn about KIND's work representing unaccompanied immigrant minors, including an overview of the various forms of relief available to minors in removal proceedings. You will also learn how to get involved with KIND's pro bono program.
This session is FREE.
Please note this training does not provide CLE credit.
Presenters: Elizabeth Sanchez Kennedy & Wendy Wylegala, Pro Bono Coordinators, Kids in Need of Defense
About Kids in Need of Defense (KIND):
KIND is working to ensure that unaccompanied children in the United States are treated fairly and that their rights are protected and respected. KIND's goal is to make a real difference in the lives of these children.
KIND has a nimble infrastructure of pro bono coordinators that assign, monitor, mentor and coordinate legal representation provided by law firms and corporate legal departments in our targeted cities. Our efforts are focused on putting resources to work where unaccompanied children are alone and at-risk.
KIND is also partnering with NGOs with expertise in working with unaccompanied children. KIND provides fellowships for attorneys and paralegals at NGOs to dedicate their time and talent to exclusively represent unaccompanied children.
KIND also advocates for changes in U.S. laws to better protect the rights of unaccompanied children.
About Pro Bono Net: Pro Bono Net (www.probono.net) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. Pro Bono Net's program's include probono.net, LawHelp.org, NPADO.org and Pro Bono Manager. Pro Bono Net's web platforms have been adopted in 30 states and regions, reaching approximately two-thirds of the poverty population and lawyers in the United States.
About Pro Bono in New York: The goal of this new series is to increase the number of attorneys involved in pro bono work in New York. Each webinar will highlight a NYC-based pro bono program and/or substantive legal topic, offering a virtual orientation session to attorneys wanting to learn how to get involved. This series has been funded by the New York Community Trust.