Representing Asylum-Seekers: Model Hearing Edition
Friday, March 8, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM | View the training:
LIVE IN PERSON: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 500 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Via WEBCAST: View on your device at a place and time convenient to you. You will be emailed access instructions by mid-to-late March when the webcast is ready to view.
FAMILIES FLEEING VIOLENCE ARE ABLE TO MORE EASILY NAVIGATE THEIR IMMIGRATION CASES WHEN THEY ARE REPRESENTED BY A LAWYER. YOU HAVE THE POWER AND CAN LEARN THE SKILLS TO HELP!
The AM session will cover how to represent children and families applying for asylum while in removal proceedings (including asylum law, special protections for children, filling out the application, and appearing in court). The PM session will include a presentation from the Court and a series of model hearings with Assistant Chief Immigration Judge Jack Weil.
Speakers: J. Lance Conklin, Solo Practitioner; Jennifer Bibby-Gerth, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington; Deepa Bijpuria and Daniella Prieshoff, Tahirih Justice Center; Eric Lopez, Catholic Charities of Baltimore; Ilana Kramer, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
This training is open to pro bono attorneys and nonprofit staff. Pro bono attorneys (licensed to practice and in good standing in at least one state) must agree to accept at least one asylum pro bono case from a Maryland Immigrant Legal Assistance Project (MILAP) Partner within one year of training (note, depending upon the process that applies to the pro bono case, volunteer attorneys will need to either attend an interview and/or hearing in either the Arlington Asylum Office and/or the Baltimore Immigration Court).
For more information about the Maryland Immigrant Legal Assistance Project (MILAP), please visit: www.probonomd.org/milap.
Questions? Contact Caitlin Goldbatt, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, 443-703-3047, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland and the American Immigration Lawyers Association DC Chapter, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MIMA), Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Kids in Need of Defense, Open Society Institute, Maryland State Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section & Young Lawyers Section, Tahirih Justice Center, and University of Maryland School of Law Immigration Clinic