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VAWA Issues and Updates

Wednesday October 03

  • By: Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online (Webinar)
    San Francisco, CA
  • Contact:
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
    415-255-9499 ext. 725
  • Website:

This webinar will cover the latest developments for representing clients in VAWA self-petitioning, VAWA adjustment of status, or VAWA cancellation cases, as well as motions to reopen based on VAWA-eligibility and strategies for prosecutorial discretion in removal proceedings.


Sally Kinoshita, ILRC Deputy Director & Staff Attorney
Sally is the principal author of the ILRC publication entitled, The U Visa: Obtaining Immigration Status for Immigrant Victims of Crime and the co-author of the ILRC publications, The VAWA Manual: Immigration Relief for Abused Immigrants; Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Children Under Juvenile Court Jurisdiction and Immigration Benchbook for Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Evangeline Abriel, Director - Santa Clara University School of Law - Legal Analysis, Research & Writing Department
Evangeline speaks and writes regularly on immigration law matters, particularly on immigration relief for victims of abuse and crime, and is the co-author of The VAWA Manual. Prior to joining the Santa Clara law faculty, Professor Abriel was a senior attorney with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) in San Francisco and had served as a clinical professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans where she practiced law with her students in the areas of immigration, juvenile, domestic, and federal civil rights law; directed the Street Law program; and directed the Mobile Immigration Law Clinic.

Catherine Seitz, Regional Immigration Coordinator - Bay Area Legal Aid
Catherine has been working in the field of immigration law since 1990, starting out as legal assistant and then a BIA Accredited Representative before her admission to the bar in December of 2001. Before joining Bay Area Legal Aid as Regional Immigration Coordinator in July of 2009, she worked at Canal Alliance, the International Institute of the East Bay, and the private immigration law firm of Simmons & Ungar.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 1.5 CA

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