RECENT ATTORNEY OF THE DAY TRAININGS AND ADVISALS
Presenters: Julianna Rivera Maul, Principal at the Law Office of Julianna Rivera, and Ana Moraga Archila, Senior Staff Attorney at Kids In Need of Defense
This training focuses on screening individuals for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (“SIJS”) eligibility, including practical tips on how to work with children and young adults. The training provides a general overview of the next steps to take with USCIS and in immigration court after obtaining an SIJS predicate order. Finally, the training concludes with an explanation of how AB900 and AB2090 have expanded the ability for individuals to request SIJS predicate orders in California probate courts.
Presenters: Johanna Torres, Principal Attorney at The Law Office of Johanna Torres and Janelle Torres, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
This training provides immigration practitioners with a comprehensive definition of PTSD and encourage attorneys to have a compassionate understanding of PTSD and how their clients might exhibit its symptoms. The panelists provide attorneys with practice pointers to make the attorney/client relationship easier. For example, what to do when your client is experiencing flashbacks during a meeting and becomes very emotional, how to work with a client that has difficulty remembering dates or important events, strategies for working with a client that is distrustful of their attorney and demands constant reassurance, validating your clients' feelings without diving into a therapist role, among other important topics.
Presenters: Annie Daher and Sayoni Maitra, Staff Attorneys for Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
The Third Country Transit Bar (Transit Bar) is a regulatory bar to asylum for individuals who transit a third country before reaching the southern U.S. border without having applied for and received a denial of protection in at least one transit country. Two different courts have recently found the Transit Bar invalid, but litigation remains ongoing. This webinar recording provides an overview of the Transit Bar, address the status of litigation challenges, and highlight potential strategies for representing asylum seekers who have been or may be subject to the bar.
Attorneys may fill out a form (click button to the right) to request the webinar recording.
Presenters: Valerie Zukin, Special Projects Attorney for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Katie Kavanagh, Interim Legal Director and Lead Rapid Response Attorney for the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice.
The webinar recording focuses on changes to the detained dockets during the pandemic (including logistics and IJs), issue-spotting for detained consultations (in particular for individuals with aggravated felony convictions), avenues for release during the pandemic (including local updates regarding Zepeda Rivas v. Jennings, Fraihat v. ICE, Casas-Castrillon v. Dep’t of Homeland Security, and Aleman Gonzalez v. Barr), and the most critical legal resources for detained AODs to have on hand.
Certified AODs may request access to the webinar, PPT slides, and materials by emailing email@example.com.
Presenter: Aradhana Tiwari, Staff Attorney for the Anti-Trafficking Project at Dolores Street Community Services
This training focuses on (1) Clarifying myths about human trafficking; (2) Identifying labor exploitation and labor trafficking; (3) Learning the broad range of legal remedies available to survivors of trafficking; and (4) Understanding the more subtle ways in which traffickers force, defraud, and coerce survivors into forced labor situations.
Attorneys may request a copy of the presentation slides for this training by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenters: Malvina De La Canal, AOD Program Staff Attorney and Johanna Torres, Principal Attorney at the Law Office of Johanna Torres
This training focuses on drafting declarations for asylum applicants while working remotely. The training provides a review of the essential elements of any asylum declaration, as well as practice tips relating to fact-gathering, working with children, and effective communication with clients.
Attorneys may request access to the webinar and PowerPoint slides for this training by emailing email@example.com.
AOD program materials
Handbook for adult and juvenile non-detained dockets
Handbook for detained dockets
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