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Representing Asylum Seekers: Advanced Training

Friday March 22

  • By: Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition, Whitman-Walker Health, Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    D.C. Bar Conference Center
    1101 K Street, NW
    Washington , DC
  • Contact:
    Shannon Redd
    D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
    202-737-4700 ext. 3293
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  • Source: Dist. of Columbia

Asylum is a form of protection available to people fleeing persecution in their home countries due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. This training session is intended to prepare probono attorneys who encounter more advanced issues in their asylum cases.

Topics include: asylum based on social group including gender claims and gang claims, bars to asylum, and alternative forms of fear-based immigration relief, such as withholding of removal and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Practice before the Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals will also be discussed. The faculty will include experienced immigration practitioners, an immigration judge and a member of the Board of Immigration Appeals.

The Pro Bono Program will provide a continental breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own lunch.

This training is appropriate for attorneys, paralegals, and law students. Attorneys who agree to take on a pro bono case in the future must be admitted to practice in some U.S. jurisdiction and have their own malpractice insurance.

To register for this training, please click here.


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