Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Program
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Source: New York
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Immigrant Children

The Legal Aid Society is proud to present its annual training series for attorneys interested in participating in The Society's Pro Bono Program. 

Outstanding faculty from The Legal Aid Society and the private bar are experts in their fields of practice.


Learn how to help obtain lawful immigration status for undocumented NY youth who have suffered from abuse, abandonment, or neglect.  The training will focus on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status ("SIJS"), providing an overview of the laws and institutions involved in SIJS, and guidance for pro bono lawyers working with undocumented youth.

Faculty Chairs: 

Cristina Romero, Esq., Civil Practice and Kathleen Maloney, Esq., Civil Practice, Latham & Watkins LLP

Cost & Target Audience

Participating Attorneys may attend every session of interest.  Training is without charge, but space is limited and priority is given to law firms whose generosity makes this program possible and who partner with The Legal Aid Society to provide pro bono legal services to low-income New Yorkers. These seminars also are open to Attorney Emeritus lawyers who are transitioning from a full-time legal practice or have retired and wish to contribute their time and expertise on behalf of low-income New Yorkers.  Attorneys who attend one or more of the sessions are expected to undertake the pro bono representation of one or more Legal Aid Society clients over the course of the next year.  Additional information about The Legal Aid Society and its Pro Bono Practice can be found on our website.

Registration and next steps

Pre-enrollment is required for all trainings.  Please complete the attached registration form and return by email to Rosemany Hare-Bey, Pro Bono Coordinator, at rharebey@legal-aid.orgYour participation in each training will be confirmed by Rosemary Hare-Bey upon receipt of the registration form.  Space is limited at each session, so please RSVP as early as possible to ensure participation.


For each session registration will be between 6:00 - 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.  The program will immediately follow, concluding at 8:30 p.m.


IAN Partners

  • pro bono net
  • american immigration lawyers association
  • national immigration law center
  • unidos us
  • immigration legal resource center
  • immigration legal resource center
  • american immigration council
  • american civil liberties union
  • american immigration council
  • national immigration project
  • the advocates for human rights
  • lutheran immigration and refugee service
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