Litigating Asylum and Other Fear-of-Return Cases in Immigration Court

  • 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • By: The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies - California (CGRS-California), Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice (IC4IJ)
  • United Domestic Workers Office
Topics:
  • Political asylum

During this in-person training, participants will learn effective trial strategies for litigating defensive claims involving asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture in the United States. The training will begin with the substantive law in fear-of-return cases. An overview of the fundamental practical skills for working with asylum seekers, including eliminating bias, interviewing skills, and writing a compelling declaration will be discussed. A mock trial will be a component of the training. Legal representatives new to representing clients in defensive asylum proceedings as well as seasoned advocates seeking further skills' development are welcome to attend.

Topics:

  • Learn effective trial strategies for litigating defensive claims involving asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture
  • Discussion of fundamental practical skills for working with asylum seekers, including eliminating bias, interviewing skills, and writing a compelling declaration
  • Develop skills of representing clients in defensive asylum proceedings

Registration:

To register, click here.

  • CLE Credit Comments: MCLE Credit: 6 MCLE Credits total, including 5 General MCLE; 1 Elimination of Bias MCLE
  • Contact:
    The Center for Gender and Refugee Studies

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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