WHEN: First Friday of every month from 9-10 AM
WHERE: The Advocates for Human Rights, 330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Parking: Parking on 2nd Avenue opens after rush hour at 9am. If you arrive right at 9, you should be able to find on-street metered parking.
Designed for new and existing volunteer attorneys, this discussion series provides space to connect with other attorneys handling cases with similar topical issues. The Advocates staff will guide informal discussions related to the topic of the day and share timely information with group participants. This is an opportunity to revisit cases that have been stuck in the procedural backlog, brainstorm creative legal arguments and identify potential solutions to case challenges.
Upcoming Topics in 2017
Representing Children in Asylum Cases
Strategies to address the backlog at the Asylum Office and Immigration Court
Gender-based claims (Domestic Violence, Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage)
Asylum Claims for clients from West African Countries (Liberia, The Gambia, Guinea, Togo)
Asylum cases involving novel particular social group claims
Asylum Claims for clients from Central African Countries (DRC, Nigeria, Cameroon)
Social Service Referrals - Ensuring clients’ basic needs are met during the asylum process.
Asylum Claims for clients from the Middle East (Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Iraq)
Post-grant work: Accessing benefits, I-730 petitions for family, adjustment of status
Asylum Claims for clients from East Africa: Oromo, Somalia, Kenya
Best practices for representing clients in court
Asylum claims for clients from Mexico and Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador)
The Advocates for Human Rights
330 Second Avenue South, Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Immigrant Client Line: 612-341-9845