Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2023: Effective Advocacy and Ethics (Virtual Event)

  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Immigration


The Practising Law Institute is offering a webcast of a live presentation from New York entitled Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2023: Effective Advocacy and Ethics on September 27, 2023 from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Eastern.

Registration: $129

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application.

Why You Should 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

After completing this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Focus on essential elements for building a successful asylum case on behalf of a child
  • Handle Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS) representation and special issues and problem-solving
  • Understand what ethics rules require in representing a child client
Who Should Attend

This program will offer more advanced SIJS and asylum strategies for anyone currently representing immigrant children, as well as discussion of foundational rules on ethics. Familiarity with basic parameters for SIJS and asylum will be helpful for those newer to the practice area.

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    PA CLE Credit: 1.0 Ethics and 2.5 Substantive Credits

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board.

    COVID-19 CLE Update. For all compliance periods ending in 2022 or 2023: At least six credits must be live-online or in-person/classroom. Up to six credits may be completed through pre-recorded online courses. Only credits through live-online and in-person/classroom courses taken during this period may carry forward (up to two compliance periods).

    More information on COVID-19 Updates from PA CLE.
    More information on distance learning CLE credit.
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    800.260.4PLI (4754)