Continuing Legal Education

Rape on the Night Shift" Screening & Panel Discussion

Join us for a screening of Rape on the Night Shift, an investigation into the sexual abuse of immigrant women who clean our malls, banks, and offices. PBS International describes, “With firsthand accounts from female janitorial workers who say they have been sexually abused by their coworkers and supervisors, the collaborative investigation tells the stories of the steep price many women in the janitorial industry pay to keep their jobs and provide for their families.” Screening of the documentary will be followed by a panel discussion with Andrés Cediel, documentary filmmaker and producer of Rape on the Night Shift, Lisa Stratton, the lawyer who represented the Minneapolis-based survivor in the film, Lindsay Brice, Law and Policy Director of MN Coalition against Sexual Assault, and Rosalyn Park, Director of the Women’s Program at The Advocates for Human Rights. 


1.5 CLE credit applied for.

Lunch will be provided.

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Where: Dorsey and Whitney LLP               
             50 South 6th St. #1500
             Minneapolis, MN 55402

When:   June 19th, 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Cost: FREE!

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Asylum Law and Procedure: The Basics and Current Challenges for Asylum Seekers
This CLE is for attorneys with minimal to no asylum experience who are willing to represent a client seeking asylum through The Advocates' pro bonoprogram. This training provides an introduction to asylum law and procedure and reviews the necessary documentary evidence needed to file an asylum application, as well as updates currently facing asylum seekers. Tips and advice regarding representation of low income asylum seekers will also be provided. Attorneys will have opportunities to review sample cases and practice applying the law to the facts of these cases.


1.5 CLE credit applied for.

Where: Bassford Remele            
             100 South 5th St. #1500
             Minneapolis, MN 550402

When:  Friday. July 12th, 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Cost: FREE!

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Model Hearing Program: Best Practices for Representing Asylum Seekers in Removal Proceedings 


Join The Advocates staff and colleagues handling removal asylum cases for a lively, information-packed full day CLE, which will cover significant substantive analysis, access to resources, tips from practitioners, and the opportunity to hear from the Immigration Judges in person, to get you ready to litigate removal asylum cases. If you've been thinking you want to do something with your legal skills to help immigrants defend their rights in this challenging environment, this is a great opportunity to get the information you need to get involved! 

The training consists of two parts:

  • Morning session: Law, procedures, and best practices for representing asylum seekers in removal proceedings

                 Faegre Baker Daniels'
                 Century Room
                 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • Afternoon session: Model hearing

                  Immigration Court
                  1 Federal Drive
                  Suite 1850
                  Fort Snelling, MN 55111
                 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

6 CLE credits applied for.

Event code: 273709

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

(Remote attendance available for the morning session)

Time:   July 26th, full day training 

Cost: FREE!

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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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