CLE Webinar: Fighting for Due Process in the Immigration System

Admission

  • $125.00  -  Legal Worker/Non-Profit/Student
  • $200.00  -  Current Members of NIPNLG, NLG, or Minority Bar Associations
  • $250.00  -  Private Attorney

Description

Join Us for this Online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Course

Friday, May 15, 2020

11:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EDT)

Please note that information on how to join the webinar will be shared after registration. If you do not recieve an email within 48 hours of having registered, please contact Hilda Bonilla at hbonilla@nipnlg.org.

Agenda:

10:55 – 11:00 (EDT): Introduction

11:00 – 12:00 (EDT): Remote Ethics

- How to adequately prepare a client in a rapidly changing system

- Addressing challenges of competently representing clients remotely

   Faculty:  Karen Grisez, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

                  Helen A. Sklar, Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP

12:05 – 1:05 (EDT): Challenging Detention in Federal Court

- Bases for detention

- Common habeas claims and arguments

- Filing and escalating habeas litigation

  Faculty:  Adina Appelbaum, Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition 

      Andrea Saenz, Brooklyn Defender Services

1:10 – 2:10 (EDT): New Criminal Asylum Bars

- Overview of proposed new criminal asylum bars and impact

- Background and expansion of particularly serious crime bar

- Tips and strategies for navigating the proposed changes

   Faculty:  Nabilah Siddiquee, Immigrant Defense Project

       Cristina Velez, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

       Phil Torrey, Harvard Immigration & Refugee Clinic

2:15 – 3:15 (EDT): Impact of Castillo-Perez on Good Moral Character Determination

- Overview of the good moral character requirements

- Impact of Matter of Castillo-Perez

- Challenging Castillo-Perez

   Faculty:  Himedes V. Chicas, Law Offices of Jezic & Moyse, LLC

       Michelle Mendez, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc

                  Denise Slavin, Retired Immigration Judge

3:20 – 4:20 (EDT): Systemic Issues in Immigration Adjudication: How to Fight Back Against the Weaponization of the Immigration Courts

- Baseline rights in Immigration Adjudication 

Systemic Dysfunction in the Court System

- Weaponization Under the Trump Administration

Defending Due Process in the Courtroom

   Faculty:  Linda Corchado, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

       Allegra Love, Santa Fe Dreamers Project

       Tess Hellgren, Innovation Law Lab

4:25 – 5:25 (EDT): COVID-19 and the Immigration System

- How COVID-19 has changed the immigration courts and detention

- Overview of COVID-19 litigation

- What you can do for your vulnerable clients

  Faculty:  Sirine Shebaya, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

      Laura Lunn, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

      Javier Maldonado, Law Office of Javier Maldonado, PC

CLE credits

An application for 6 credits is pending in Virginia. Certificates will be available for attorneys to request CLE credits in other states.  

Registration Fees

  • Legal Worker/Non-Profit/Student - $125
  • Current Members of NIPNLG, NLG, or Minority Bar Associations - $200
  • Private Attorney - $250

 

CLE Sponsored By

National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild

Questions

Please send inquiries about the CLE to hbonilla@nipnlg.org.

 

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