Free Immigration Law and Trial Advocacy Training: Representing Detained Clients in Bond Hearings

Please join attorneys from the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) and National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) trainer Tom Swett to learn how to best ensure justice for detained immigrants in Colorado.

This substantive and interactive training will provide essential information and skills for attorneys who are new to immigration law and are interested in providing pro bono representation for detained individuals in bond hearings before the Aurora Immigration Court.  The training will focus on trial advocacy skills, and will include a mock hearing and break-out sessions for participants to practice a five minute bond hearing and receive a focused individual critique to improve advocacy skills. Attendance will be limited to 28 attorneys due to the interactive nature of this training. Special thanks to Davis Graham and Stubbs for hosting this training event.

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 to pro bono attorneys.  For those unable to take a pro bono case, the training cost is $300.

SCHEDULE:            8:45 a.m.  –  9:00 a.m.:       Registration
                               9:00 a.m.  –  9:50 a.m.:       Immigration Proceedings & Detention
                               9:50 a.m.  –  10:00 a.m:      Break
                               10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.:      Bond Eligibility, Practice, & Procedure
                               10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.:       Demonstration of Model Bond Hearing
                               11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.:         Break
                               11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:         Small group breakout and practice        
WHEN:         Thursday, April 5, 2018; 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:       Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP
                     1550 17th Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80202

TRAINERS:  Tom Swett, NITA Trainer and Attorney
                     Laura Lunn, Managing Attorney, RMIAN
                    Jessica Burnett, Pro Bono Coordinator, RMIAN
                    Tanika Vigil, Detention Staff Attorney, RMIAN

ATTIRE:       Courtroom attire recommended

To register for the training, please click here.

Event flyer can be found here.

**Application for 3.5 CLE Credits Pending**

Questions? Please contact RMIAN Pro Bono Coordinator, Jessica Burnett, at