Asylum Training - Human Rights First

  • Immigration

Human Rights First is planning an asylum training session for attorneys interested in taking a pro bono asylum case and others interested in learning more about asylum law and procedure. The training is free and CLE credit will be offered. No prior experience in immigration law is necessary.

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. Some need legal assistance to seek release from immigration detention or representation to fight their cases from within the detention center. Either of these upcoming trainings will give you a strong foundation for taking one of these cases for pro bono representation through our program.

On Friday, October 18, 2013, at the law firm of Gibbons P.C. located at One Gateway Center, Newark, NJ. The training will begin at 9:20am and will run until Noon. An immigration judge, an asylum officer, an expert on working with survivors of torture, and our managing attorney Lori Adams will speak on techniques for representing asylum applicants and recent developments in asylum law. RSVP for this New Jersey training to Claudia Toloza at by Wednesday, October 16, 2013.