Continuing Legal Education

 

Affirmative Asylum Interview Refresher- Conference Call

Wednesday, August 16
12pm – 1pm

Conference dial-in number: 712-432-1500
Participant access code: 440013#

FREE

The Chicago Asylum Office has announced it will be conducting hundreds of asylum interviews in Minnesota between July and September.  In order to assist attorneys and applicants, The Advocates staff will provide a refresher on how to prepare for asylum interviews.  We will provide a general overview of what to expect at the interview, tips on how to find an interpreter, how to submit supplemental information, sample questions for different types of claims, as well as up-to-date information from the Asylum Office regarding its procedural preferences.  This session is open to attorneys as well as clients, if they wish to attend.

1 standard CLE credit applied for

>>Register here in order to receive relevant materials


Affirmative Asylum Interview Refresher— In-person or Remote

Wednesday, September 6
12pm – 1pm

Gray Plant Mooty
500 IDS Center (5th Floor)
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN USA 55402

Phone-in: 612-632-3000   

FREE (Lunch provided to those who attend in-person)

The Chicago Asylum Office has announced it will be conducting hundreds of asylum interviews in Minnesota between July and September.  In order to assist attorneys and applicants, The Advocates staff will provide a refresher on how to prepare for asylum interviews.  We will provide a general overview of what to expect at the interview, tips on how to find an interpreter, how to submit supplemental information, sample questions for different types of claims, as well as up-to-date information from the Asylum Office regarding its procedural preferences.  This session is open to attorneys as well as clients, if they wish to attend.

1 standard CLE credit applied for

>>Register here in order to indicate participation format and to receive relevant materials


Representing Central American Asylum Seekers

Friday, September 15th
12pm - 1pm

Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP
90 S 7th St #2200
Minneapolis, MN 55402

FREE

Women and children from Central America continue to flee unabated violence in the region as the government continues to detain families and expedite their cases. In this CLE, The Advocates will share lessons learned from the victories and challenges these cases have presented to inspire a new volunteers to help refugees seeking protection.

1 standard CLE credit applied for

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Asylum Law & Introduction to Pro Bono Attorneys

Friday, September 22nd
9am - 12pm

Fredrikson & Byron
200 South 6th St
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402

FREE

This CLE is for attorneys with minimal to no asylum experience who are willing to represent a client seeking asylum through The Advocates' pro bono program. This training provides an in-depth introduction to asylum law and procedure and reviews the necessary documentary evidence needed to file an asylum application. Tips and advice regarding representation of low income asylum seekers will also be provided.

3 standard CLE credits applied for

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Asylum Step-by-Step in Removal Proceedings - Part I

Friday, October 6th
9 am - 11am

Fredrikson & Byron
200 South 6th St
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402

FREE

This is part I of a two-part series and will focus on the initial stages of removal proceedings for asylum seekers including preparation for the initial master calendar hearing. Participants will learn how to conduct client interviews and prepare asylum applications with individuals who have experienced significant trauma and are in removal proceedings.

2 standard CLE credits applied for

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Asylum Step-by-Step in Removal Proceedings - Part II

Friday, October 20th
9 am - 11am

Fredrikson & Byron
200 South 6th St
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402

FREE

This is part II of a two-part series and will focus on the final stages of removal proceedings for asylum seekers including preparation for the individual merits hearing. Participants will learn how to conduct country condition research, address document authentication, identify an expert witness and prepare the client to testify before the immigration court.

2 standard CLE credits applied for

>>Register here


Remote CLE Trainings Available

The Advocates for Human Rights offers a variety of CLEs for attorneys, including remote trainings. Consider these upcoming opportunities. A number of trainings are available for viewing at your convenience. 

Three-Hour Comprehensive Asylum Basics Training
For attorneys with minimal to no asylum experience who are willing to represent a client seeking asylum through The Advocates' pro bono program. This training provides an in-depth introduction to asylum law and procedure and reviews the necessary documentary evidence needed to file an asylum application. Also provided are tips and advice regarding representation of low income asylum seekers.

Getting the Story Out - Asylum Affidavits Webinar
The Advocates' webinar on drafting your asylum client's affidavit.
 
Asylum Corroboration and Testimony Webinar
The Advocates' webinar on corroborating an asylum application and preparing your client to testify.