Fall Asylum Training: Friday, October 18, 2013 from 9:20am – Noon
- 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: Human Rights First
- Source: Misc National Sites > Asylum Law
- Community Organization
- Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
To: Pro bono coordinators and volunteer attorneys
From: Eleanor Acer, Director, Refugee Protection Program
Claudia M. Toloza, Senior Legal Assistant, Refugee Protection Program
Re: New Jersey Fall Asylum Training: Friday, October 18, 2013 from 9:20am - Noon
Since 1978, Human Rights First has worked to protect and promote fundamental human rights around the world. Human Rights First's Refugee Protection Program assists indigent refugees from all backgrounds who have fled persecution on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, and who are seeking asylum in the United States. Many of these asylum seekers are in urgent need of legal representation to prepare their cases for adjudication by judges at the Immigration Court. Others need representation before the Asylum Office.
On Friday, October 18, 2013, Human Rights First will sponsor a training seminar for attorneys interested in becoming volunteers with our asylum legal representation program, and others interested in learning more about asylum law. The seminar will take place at the law firm of Gibbons P.C. located at One Gateway Center Newark, NJ 07102. The training will begin promptly at 9:20am and will run until Noon, with registration from 9:00am to 9:15am. An immigration judge, an asylum officer, an expert on working with survivors of torture, and an attorney from Human Rights First will speak on techniques for representing asylum applicants and recent developments in asylum law.
CLE credit will be available.
The training is free of charge and no prior experience in immigration law is necessary. Participants should RSVP to TolozaC@humanrightsfirst.org by COB on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
Human Rights First is a non-governmental organization which works to promote international human rights and refugee protection. Human Rights First's Refugee Protection Program has played a leading role in advancing fairness and non-discrimination for those seeking asylum in the United States.
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Claudia TolozaHuman Rights First