Continuing Legal Education

Combatting Racism and Fighting for Justice for Central American Migrants, at the Border and at Home

March 9, 2019
10 am - 2 pm 
Mayflower United Church of Christ Faith Community
106 E Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55419
3 CLE credits will be applied for
Lunch provided  

10 – 10:30 am 
Overview of Central American migration: push factors and U.S. response from 2014-today
10:30 –11 am
Witness testimony (Hear from volunteers who have worked with asylum seekers at the border and in Minnesota regarding the challenges facing their clients and their strategies for success)
11 am -12 pm
Overview of the basics of asylum law, how asylum seekers can seek this protection, and the challenges they face in doing so
12-12:30 pm
Lunch and presentation on ways to support asylum seekers in your community
12:30-2 pm
Breakout trainings to get the tools to help Central American asylum seekers, for volunteer attorneys, volunteer interpreters, and faith communities seeking to accompany asylum seekers

Consulting Attorney Training: Make Your Experience Count

Join us to learn how to multiply the impact of your immigration expertise by joining The Advocates' consulting attorney panel.

The Advocates' pro bono partnerships match the deep expertise of experienced immigration attorneys with the energy and resources of attorney volunteers from a wide range of practices, providing legal representation in more than 1000 matters each year. Pro bono partnerships make it possible for busy immigration attorneys multiply their expertise while harnessing the energy and capacity of the broader legal community.

The Advocates relies on experienced immigration practitioners to mentor hundreds of volunteer attorneys who represent asylum seekers, immigrants in detention, and victims of trafficking throughout the Upper Midwest. Our corps of dedicated consulting attorneys help volunteers navigate immigration law while zealously representing their pro bono clients. This training will have something for both new and experienced consulting attorneys. We will discuss best practices in mentoring and maintaining contact with and giving feedback to volunteer attorneys.

Experienced consulting attorneys will share what works best for them when mentoring non-immigration attorney volunteers. We will also explore ways immigration practitioners can partner with a volunteer team to expand the capacity to serve low-income asylum seekers, such as handling a hearing in partnership with a firm that briefs and prepares the case. 

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Advocates for Human Rights
330 2nd Avenue South, Suite 800
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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Remote Training Opportunities

The Advocates for Human Rights offers a number of asylum-based trainings throughout the year. A number of these trainings are now available for viewing at your own convenience. 

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