Immigration Practice Updates & Representing Immigrant Youth: DACA, Special Immigration Juvenile Status & More - 4-PART SERIES
Four Part Series
Tue, April 27, 2021
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Immigration Practice Updates & Representing Immigrant Youth: DACA, Special Immigration Juvenile Status & More
The Catholic Charities Pro Bono Project is pleased to collaborate with the Westchester County Bar Association to present a four-part lunchtime series on recent changes in immigration practice and representing immigrant youth.
Catholic Charities Supervising Attorneys will discuss Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the intersection of Family Court and immigration practice. In this series, we will teach you everything you need to know about this specialized form of immigration relief and the steps necessary to complete an application, as well as sharing with you our experiences with Family Court practice during the pandemic, including how to successfully navigate remote court appearances.
Register for one session or for all four!
Cost: $10 per session / $30 for the series
Registration Information: To register for the 4-part Series, click the "Register Now" button on this post. To register for individual sessions, click the link next to the session date below.
Session 1 - April 27, 2021 Click HERE to register for this session ONLY
Relief for immigrant youth under the Biden administration - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, legislative updates; understanding child migration, defining an "Unaccompanied Alien Child" and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). CLE Credit: 1.5 Professional Practice
Session 2 - May 19, 2021 Click HERE to register for this session ONLY
Phase 1 of a SIJS case: the intersection of immigration law and family law, how to practice virtually in New York Family Court, “best interests of the child” standard, tips on working with children and youth. CLE Credit: 1.5 Professional Practice
Session 3 - June 16, 2021 Click HERE to register for this session ONLY
Phase 2 of a SIJS case: Preparation & submission of the immigration forms to USCIS, adjusting status following an approved SIJS petition, managing client expectations regarding the SIJS backlog. CLE Credit: 1.5 Professional Practice
Session 4 - July 21, 2021 Click HERE to register for this session ONLY
The ethics of dual representation (child and guardian) in SIJS practice, navigating conflicts between child and guardian, working with appointed counsel in Family Court, communication with Family Court in a remote environment. CLE Credit: 1.5 Ethics and Professionalism
About Catholic Charities Pro Bono Project
The Catholic Charities Pro Bono Project is a dynamic, first-of-its-kind statewide project in New York. We identify cases through various immigration screening events and evaluate and prepare cases for placement with pro bono attorneys. Most cases are in dense and regionally isolated immigrant communities, and we focus our efforts on communities where the need is highest and resources are scarce, such as Westchester and other counties in the Lower Hudson Valley.
We focus on areas of immigrant representation for the most vulnerable, including immigrant youth.
We teach pro bono volunteer advocates to:
- Prepare affirmative asylum applications for individuals afraid to return to their homes
- Litigate asylum cases for mothers and children fleeing gang violence in Central America
- Help unaccompanied immigrant children obtain special humanitarian protection due to abuse, neglect or abandonment (which is our focus for this CLE series!)
- Empower survivors of violence to find safety, stability, and status through US immigration laws designed to protect victims of crime, trafficking, and familial abuse
- Assist immigrants to reunify with family members, both here and through oversees processing
Catholic Charities is thrilled to collaborate with the Westchester County Bar Association and we look forward to supporting WCBA members interested in learning more about immigration practice to take on pro bono matters with us in the coming year.
Tue, April 27, 2021
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET