Responding to Executive Actions: Essential Tools for Getting Immigrants Out of Detention

Please join the ACLU of Colorado, the Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), and experienced immigration practitioners Laura Lichter, Hans Meyer, and Laura Lunn to learn how to best ensure justice for detained immigrants in Colorado.

This training will provide essential information and skills for attorneys who are new to immigration law and are interested in providing pro bono representation in bond hearings or parole requests for detained individuals in immigration proceedings in Colorado. Focusing on some of the most common forms of protection for individuals in detention, the panel of experienced attorneys will provided step-by-step analysis and overviews on how to advise immigrants of their rights when encountering law enforcement officials, represent detainees in their bond hearings, request parole from the Department of Homeland Security, background on the expedited removal process, and common defenses to deportation. The training will also include a mock hearing and break-out sessions to build practical advocacy skills. Special thanks to Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP for hosting.

The training is free for attorneys who agree to take a pro bono bond hearing or parole request for a detained client through RMIAN. RMIAN will screen potential pro bono cases, pair attorneys with clients, and provide legal resources, mentoring, and professional liability insurance to pro bono attorneys.

WHEN:     Tuesday, April 4, 2017; 12:30pm to 6:00pm

WHERE:   Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
                 370 17th Street, Suite 4500, Denver, CO 80202

Additional Information Here (PDF).