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Helping Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence: VAWA-Based Green Cards & U Visas

  • Clinic
  • Pro Bono Program/Legal Services Organization

Short Description: In this program, you will learn how lack of immigration status impairs a survivor's chances of putting her life together, how to spot immigration issues in your cases, what options are available to a survivor under current immigration law, and how to assist with securing evidence
necessary for a VAWA-based green card and U visa status.

Speaker: Mira Mdivani, Immigration Business Attorney, The Mdivani Law Firm, LLC

Speaker's Bio: Mira Mdivani is a business immigration attorney at the Mdivani Law Firm, KS. Mira's pro bono work focuses on helping immigrant survivors of domestic violence. Her pro bono work has been recognized by the American
Immigration Lawyers Association, The Missouri Bar Association, Kansas Bar
Association, and the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas
City. Mira chairs the Missouri Bar Immigration Committee. She teaches
immigration law, including a course on Immigrant Survivors of Domestic
Violence, as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law.

Written Materials: "Immigration Law and the Violence Against Women Act: Hope for Survivors" by Mira Mdivani, Emily Haverkamp, and Samara Nazir Zaman (180 pages).

  • CLE Credit Comments: 2 Hours MCLE Credit (Missouri). Live presentation in Springfield (live, real time video to other offices).
  • Contact:
    Deanna Scott
    Legal Services of Southern Missouri
    (417) 881-1397
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