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Asylum Based on Gender Violence in Central America

Wednesday November 20

  • By: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
    131 Steuart Street
    Suite 400
    San Francisco, CA
  • Contact:
    Silvia Contreras
    Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights
  • Website:

A problem-solving workshop for advocates representing women fleeing domestic and family violence in societies that allow partners or family members to abuse women with impunity. Focus on Honduras, relevance throughout the region.

Presentation and moderated discussion of issues you've encountered in your asylum case, by three attorneys who have dedicated their legal skills and their human solidarity to representing women fleeing abuse in their homeland:

  • Hilary Mattis, Latham & Watkins - pro bono attorney in Lawyers Committee Asylum Program
  • Cecily Clements, attorney in practice of immigration - Asylum pro bono Mentor Attorney panel
  • Lisa Frydman, Associate Director, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies - Gender asylum resources; co-mentor for gender asylum cases

Please RSVP to Silvia Contreras at

  • CLE Credit Comments: 1 MCLE credit hour from the State Bar of California

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