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Taking a Case with Human Rights Initiative

Monday October 22

  • By: Human Rights Initiative of North Texas , Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program & Community Services
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Central Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    The Belo Mansion and Pavilion
    2101 Ross Avenue
    Dallas, TX
  • Contact:
    Jacqueline Vega
    Human Rights Initiative Of North Texas
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Human Rights Initiative recruits and trains legal professionals to provide pro bono representation for our clients through its William O. Holston Jr. Pro Bono Program. Come to our free CLE training to learn more about how to represent the victims of persecution and violence and assist them with obtaining safety in the United States. This training will cover taking the following cases pro bono:

  • Affirmative and Defensive Asylum (The Asylum program assists refugees who have fled to the United States because of past persecution, or the fear of persecution based on one of the five protected grounds: race, religion, nationality, political opinion, and/or membership in a particular social group.)
  • U-visa (An immigrant woman who has been the victim of a violent crime may be eligible to apply for a U-visa, whose purpose is to strengthen law enforcement agencies' abilities to detect, investigate, and prosecute crimes).
  • VAWA petition (An immigrant woman who has been the victim of domestic violence and is married to a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident may be eligible to file a petition based on the Violence Against Women Act.)
  • SIJS (An immigrant child who is the victim of neglect, abuse, or abandonment may be eligible to receive Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.)
  • The training also addresses ethical concerns with assisting victims of trauma and violence.

Please RSVP below:

  • CLE Credit Comments: 1.0 credit hour

Thanks to PBN Sponsors:

  • Practising Law Institute
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Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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