Fri Oct 27
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Representing Unaccompanied Children in California: Legal Updates and Strategies for Pursuing Relief 2023
- 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Pacific Time (US & Canada)
- By: Practising Law Institute
Practising Law Institute - San Francisco Office
- Source: California
- Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
Why You Should Attend:
Unaccompanied children and youth in immigration removal proceedings are forced to navigate complex and constantly shifting laws, regulations and policy changes - without a right to appointed counsel. Pro bono representation and information sharing are thus critical to securing due process and justice for unaccompanied children and youth in immigration court. In this training, participants will learn about common forms of relief for unaccompanied children and youth, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), asylum, and protections for trafficking victims, with examples of child-friendly and trauma-informed techniques and tools. Participants will also learn about ethical considerations when working with children and youth and advocacy strategies for clients who have interactions with the juvenile or adult criminal systems. This training is the latest in a series of programs about representing unaccompanied children and youth in removal proceedings in California.
What You Will Learn
After completing this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify changes in law, policy and practice related to representing unaccompanied children and youth in removal proceedings in California, including changes related to pursuing common forms of relief;
- Integrate new strategies, tools and insights into practitioners' knowledge base for representing young people in removal proceedings in California, including child-friendly and trauma-informed practices;
- Assess challenges, pathways and solutions to assist clients in meeting their immigration-related goals;
- Implement the newly gained insights when appearing before the immigration court, other federal immigration agencies and state court in California.
Who Should Attend:
Attorneys interested in assisting or representing immigrant youth, firm pro bono coordinators and pro bono lawyers, law clinic students and faculty, public interest and nonprofit organization attorneys and staff, immigration advocates and other providers working with immigrant youth.
Special Feature(s): Scholarships are available to attend this program. For more information and to apply please visit: https://learning.pli.edu/scholarship.
Program Level: All Levels
Prerequisites: An interest in learning about common forms of relief for unaccompanied children and youth, with examples of child-friendly and trauma-informed techniques and tools.
Advanced Preparation: None
If you work for an IRC Section 501c3 organizations dedicated to providing direct pro bono representation, your organization may be eligible to receive a PLI Pro Bono Membership which provides free access to PLI programs. For more information please go to the following link: https://www.pli.edu/globalassets/pro-bono/pro-bono-application-march-2022.pdf
- CLE Credit Comments: CLE for California Total Credits: 6.25 Credit Details: 1 Ethics, 5.25 General
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