Common Evidentiary Conundrums & Persuasive Asylum Advocacy in Immigration Court

  • Asylum Procedure
  • Immigration Court

This training is in-person; there will be no call-in or recorded option.

This free defensive asylum trial advocacy training will involve a mock asylum trial in immigration court proceedings that centers common objections to documentary evidence and how to over come them. Additionally, CGRS will also cover laying foundation for and authenticating documentary evidence, closing arguments, strategies for persuasive trial advocacy in asylum and related fear-of-return cases, and questioning on direct, cross, and re-direct examination. Interactive participation is highly encouraged and will include break-out groups.

Christine Lin, Directing Attorney, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies - California
Anne Peterson, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies

Prerequisite: Participants should already be familiar with substantive asylum law, basic immigration court procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence. We will not be reviewing those topics during this training.


  • Submitting Documentary Evidence
  • Closing Argument Styles
  • Persuasive Advocacy Strategies
  • Cross, Direct, and Re-direct Examination

Space is limited. RSVP by close of business day August 20, 2019 at this link.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 2 General MCLE Credits

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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