Representing Asylum Seekers in Removal Proceedings for South Dakota attorneys

Representing Asylum Seekers in Removal Proceedings for South Dakota attorneys

This free seminar led by the staff of The Advocates for Human Rights will provide training on representing asylum seekers, including examples applying the training information to specific cases, and will include hands-on immigration court training to prospective and current pro bono attorneys emphasizing best practices tailored to South Dakota based attorneys, court procedures, and advocacy skills, in order to enable South Dakota based attorneys to practice successfully before the Fort Snelling Immigration Court in representing asylum seekers. The training will cover substantive information on asylum law and procedure. It will also include the opportunity to practice a Mock Master Calendar Hearing (status hearing) and Individual Hearing, as well as to observe a real master calendar hearing taking place from the South Dakota Federal Courthouse via Video Conference. South Dakota-based attorney Casey Eekhoff will share tips and insights for her colleagues following her recent success representing a family of asylum seekers in attaining protection from deportation before the Immigration Court. This training is designed for South Dakota based attorneys with little or no immigration law experience.

3.0 standard CLE credits will be requested from the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education. Ballard Spahr LLP will generously offer complimentary lunch to training participants.

Date and Time

Fri, March 16, 2018

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT


United States Courthouse

400 South Phillips Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57104 

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