Representing Immigrant Survivors:
U Visas and Protections under VAWA

- Recorded on 7/12/2019 -

View the training online anytime. You will be emailed the training link within 1 business day of registering.

This is a 2-part training. Watch one or both sessions:

  • The first session covers the nuts and bolts of how to help immigrant survivors of crime in the U.S. apply for a U Visa.
  • The second session covers the nuts and bolts of how to help survivors of domestic violence apply for VAWA status and will discuss trauma-informed lawyering.

This training is intended for pro bono lawyers (licensed to practice and in good standing in at least one state), nonprofit staff, and law students. Volunteer lawyers must agree to accept at least one case helping an immigrant survivor from a Maryland Immigrant Legal Assistance Project (MILAP) Partner within one year of registration (note, depending upon the process that applies to the pro bono case, volunteer lawyers may need to attend hearings at the Baltimore Immigration Court).

Co-sponsored by Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, 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, Tahirih Justice Center, University of Baltimore School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic


Questions? Contact the MILAP Team at