Events and Trainings

Upcoming:

Asylum Law Overview & Workshop: Unaccompanied Children and Gender-Based Claims

The first part of this training will cover the essential legal elements of asylum law highlighting the state of the law in unaccompanied children and gender-based claims. During the second part of the training, we will “workshop” real-life cases through a guided interactive discussion by applying the law to common fact patterns in children’s and gender-based asylum claims so that participants can gain a deeper understanding into the intricacies of asylum law and factual development. MCLE will be provided free of charge.

Date/Time: Monday, July 31, 2017, 10:00am-12:00 pm
Location: Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, 5301 Whittier Blvd., 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90022
MCLE Credit: 2 General MCLE Credits

RSVP at this link by Wednesday, July 26. Space is limited to 35 participants and a wait-list will be maintained. 

Screening for Asylum Eligibility

This training covers the basic elements of asylum law and is geared towards immigration and non-immigration attorneys who are interested in learning the basic elements of asylum law to more effectively conduct intakes and to make suitable referrals. The training will provide attorneys with the necessary tools to screen for asylum eligibility as a potential form of immigration relief. No prior knowledge or background of immigration law is required. The training is applicable to all lawyers who work with immigrant clients who have experienced abuse in or fear return to their countries of origin and seek a better understanding of asylum law.

Date/Time: Monday, July 31, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., 1st Floor, Community Room, Los Angeles, CA 90017
MCLE Credit: 1 hour General MCLE

RSVP here by Wednesday, July 26.

Eliminating Bias: Interviewing Immigrant Clients

This is a practical skills training applicable to legal representatives working with immigrant clients in any practice area. Participants will learn techniques to address the challenges of interviewing in a cross-cultural context and how to work with interpreters. To enable participants to better screen for trauma and make appropriate referrals, the training will cover common indicators of trauma and interviewing approaches when working with traumatized individuals. Secondary trauma and self-care will also be addressed.

Date/Time: Monday, July 31, 2017, 4:15-5:15 pm
Location: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., 1st Floor, Community Room, Los Angeles, CA 90017
MCLE Credit: 1 hour Elimination of Bias MCLE

RSVP here by Wednesday, July 26.