Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2019: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices

Wednesday September 18

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 1:30 PM - 5:15 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Practising Law Institute
    1177 Avenue of the Americas
    2nd Floor; entrance on W 45th St
    New York , NY
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute

Full scholarships, registration fee waivers, and discounts are widely available to attorneys and staff working for nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys/volunteers (providing no-fee legal assistance to clients individually or through an organization); government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Why Should You Attend
Attorneys and other advocates who represent children in immigration matters will learn about recent developments in law and policy with regard to important protections available to immigrant children, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and asylum. Experienced faculty will examine problem-solving strategies for addressing common issues that arise in children's cases.

What You Will Learn
• Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): problem-solving and special issues
• Elements for building a successful asylum case on behalf of a child
• Navigating removal proceedings while relief is pending

Who Should Attend
This program will offer more advanced strategies for anyone currently representing immigrant children, as well as provide a foundation for those newer to the practice area.