Free Legal Training: Children's Asylum Law and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Please join the Colorado Lawyers Committee (CLC), the Immigration Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS), and the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) for a free training to ensure justice for immigrant children in Colorado.

This training, featuring national expert Christine Lin from the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, University of California, Hastings College of Law, will train attorneys to provide pro bono representation to children in immigration proceedings in Colorado. Focusing on two of the most common forms of protection for vulnerable children, the panel of expert trainers listed below will provide step-by-step analysis and overviews on children's asylum law and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. This training is designed for attorneys new to children's immigration law. Special thanks to the American Bar Association for funding this event and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP for hosting.

The training is free for attorneys who agree to take a pro bono immigration case through RMIAN. RMIAN will screen potential pro bono cases, pair attorneys with clients, and provide legal resources, mentoring, and professional liability insurance for pro bono attorneys.

SCHEDULE:    

8:00-8:30am:         Registration and Breakfast
8:30-8:50am:         Introductory Remarks & Immigration Law 101 (Eric Johnson
8:50-9:30am:         Children's Asylum Law (Christine Lin)
9:30-9:45am:         Break
9:45-11:05am:        Children's Asylum Law Continued (Christine Lin)
11:20am-12:30pm:  Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (Kathleen Glynn & Ashley Harrington)

WHEN:     Friday, February 24, 2017; 8:00am to 12:30pm

WHERE:   Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
                 410 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2200, Denver, Colorado 80202

Additional Information Here (PDF).

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