Pro Bono Mental Health Training: Representing Detained Clients with Mental Disabilities in Immigration Court

Thursday February 21

  • By: ABA Commission on Immigration
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Cooley LLP
    1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Suite 700
    Washington, DC


  • Advocating for the client's mental health rights in immigration detention
  • Working with and strategizing around the client's impairments in Immigration Court
  • Planning for the client's supported release from detention into the community

The newly revised second edition of CAIR Coalition's Mental Health Practice Manual is now available at resources/pro-bono-mental-health-manual/.


  • Liz Sweet, Associate Director, American Bar Association Commission on Immigration
  • Liz McGrail, Legal Director, CAIR Coalition
  • Joseph Gorin, Psy.D., Joseph Gorin & Associates
  • Stephen Dekovich, Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery, CAIR Coalition
  • Hannah Kane, MSW, Employment Justice Center
  • Andrew Doll, MSW Candidate/Intern, CAIR Coalition

RSVP by 2/18/2013. Space is limited. To RSVP, please contact Stephen Dekovich at or (202) 331-3320 ext. 13 by February 18, 2013. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • CLE Credit Comments: Application for 3 hours of Virginia MCLE credits is pending.