Events and Trainings


Screening for Asylum Eligibility

This training is applicable to attorneys and legal staff working with immigrants who are interested in learning the basic elements of asylum law as well as how to screen for asylum eligibility during the intake process and to make suitable referrals. The training will provide attendees with tools to screen for asylum eligibility as a potential form of immigration relief and provide an overview on the benefits of asylum. No prior knowledge or background of immigration law is required.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:00 pm 
MCLE Credit: 1 hour General MCLE

Location: Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino
588 W. 6th St.
San Bernardino, CA 92410

RSVP here by Tuesday, September 26th at noon. Space is limited and a waiting list will be generated once capacity is reached. 

Representing Asylum Seekers

CLINIC is offering a new e-learning course on “Representing Asylum Seekers” starting September 28th. This five-week introductory course on representing asylum seekers will introduce you to asylum-related protections while focusing on best practices for client interviews that will help you uncover potential asylum claims and “find the refugee” in your clients. Besides providing an overview of asylum, withholding under the INA, and protection under the Convention Against Torture, this course will  provide in depth analysis of various protection grounds such as particular social group tips to establish exceptions to the one year filing deadline and a discussion on mandatory bars to eligibility. The last part of the course will focus on preparing a case throughout the immigration process from the affirmative process before the Asylum Office, the defensive process before the Immigration Court and appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and U.S. Courts of Appeal.

The following is a list of the webinar topics:

Webinar 1 – Overview of Asylum law
Webinar 2 – Special Considerations in Asylum Claims
Webinar 3 – Mandatory Bars and the One-Year Filing Deadline
Webinar 4 – Withholding of Removal, Relief under the Convention Against Torture and Protection Screening - CGRS Co-Legal Director Blaine Bookey will be one of the presenters for this webinar.
Webinar 5 – Putting It All Together

More information on the course outline and registration here: