Representing Immigrant Survivors: U Visas and Protections under VAWA

  • Abused Spouses and Children/VAWA

This Maryland Immigrant Legal Assistance Project (MILAP) training is intended for pro bono attorneys (licensed to practice and in good standing in at least one state), nonprofit staff, and law students. Volunteer attorneys must agree to accept at least one case helping an immigrant survivor from a Maryland Immigrant Legal Assistance Project Partner within one year of registration (note, depending upon the process that applies to the pro bono case, volunteer attorneys may need to attend hearings at the Baltimore Immigration Court). Cases helping someone get a U visa and VAWA status are more likely to be at the beginner level than other immigration cases will be.


  • The nuts and bolts of how to help immigrant survivors of crime in the U.S. apply for a U Visa and survivors of domestic violence apply for VAWA status
  • Trauma-informed lawyering
  • Opportunities to volunteer to help immigrants in deportation proceedings


To register for this event, please click here.

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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