First Friday Coffee and Case Discussion Series
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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

COST: FREE!

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.  

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Upcoming Topics in 2018

DATE

TOPIC

JANUARY 5

Children's Cases and Asylum Interviews

FEBRUARY 2

Procedural Basics in Affirmative and Removal Asylum Claims

MARCH 2

Asylum Briefing Tips

APRIL 6

Demystifying Detained Asylum Work

MAY 4

Addressing backlogs and ongoing representation

JUNE 1

Bars to Asylum

JULY 6

Central American Asylum Seekers

AUGUST 3

Vicarious Trauma

SEPTEMBER 7

Matter of A-B-, Pereira Motions, Matter of L-A-B-R, and Work Permits

OCTOBER 5

Credibility Challenges in Asylum Claims

NOVEMBER 2

Working with trauma survivors: social service referrals and other best practices

DECEMBER 7

Removing the fear from removal proceedings