Events and Trainings


Hot Topics: Matter of A-B-

The Removal Defense Corps will be hosting CGRS-California for this free MCLE training on strategies for litigating successful fear-of-return claims in light of Attorney General Sessions’ recent ruling in Matter of A-B-.

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Loyola Law School, 919 Albany St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
MCLE credit: Two (2) MCLE Credits will be provided.
Parking information: Complimentary parking is provided. Parking is available in the parking facility located at 919 Albany Street. Pull in and obtain a ticket. Before you leave the training, make sure to obtain a parking validation ticket, and use that, along with the original parking ticket, to exit the parking structure.

Please register online to attend this training to ensure that we can provide enough space and materials. The RSVP deadline is September 21. If we are at capacity before September 21, then we will create a waitlist and inform registrants whether they are on the waitlist. While this is an in-person training, a recording will be made available.

Free MCLE: Advanced Declaration Writing for Asylum and Fear-of-Return Claims

This advanced skills training assumes general knowledge of substantive asylum law and declaration writing, and is geared towards practitioners seeking to hone their declaration writing skills for cases involving asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Topics discussed will include anticipating and identifying challenges in the declaration process, developing case theories, and effectively framing client narratives in a legally relevant manner. 

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
MCLE Credit: 1.5 hours General MCLE
Location: The Ron Olson Justice Center, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, 1550 W. 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

This training will be part of the Los Angeles Asylum Collaborative meeting, but others are welcome to attend. Space is limited, and a wait-list will be maintained. This training will not be recorded and there will not be a call-in option. 

RSVP here by Wednesday, September 26, 2018.