Events and Trainings


Factual Development in Asylum, Withholding of Removal & Convention Against Torture Claims

Successful asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture (“fear-of-return”) claims require intensive factual investigation and development. Join the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies for a free one-hour webinar that identifies common pitfalls in case development and provides strategies for eliciting relevant facts and building a strong evidentiary record to corroborate an individual’s fear-of-return claim.

Date: July 22, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT
Presenters: Neela Chakravartula, Senior Staff Attorney
Christine Lin, Director of Training & Technical Assistance
MCLE: 1 hour General California MCLE Credit

This webinar will be recorded. The PowerPoint and recording will be made available to all who register.

Register for this webinar here.

Conducting Country Conditions Research to Support Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture Claims

This Center for Gender & Refugee Studies’ webinar will provide an overview on why country conditions evidence is important to support claims involving asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. It will discuss how to conduct country conditions research, including sources and databases to consider. This webinar is suitable for both non-lawyers and lawyers interested in learning about effective methods and strategies for compiling country conditions evidence.

Date: August 12, 10:00-11:00 am PDT
Presenters: Nina Harris, Legal Program Associate
Christine Lin, Director of Training & Technical Assistance

Participants are encouraged to submit questions in the registration form to the webinar. Questions must be submitted by August 6th to be considered, but registration will remain open until an hour before the webinar.

Register for the webinar here.