Events & Trainings

CGRS regularly holds and participates in events and trainings in California and around the country and internationally to increase awareness, knowledge, and expertise on refugee law and policy and human rights. Our events and trainings are generally open to the public, including attorneys, government officials, human rights advocates, social service providers, law and undergraduate students, media and others. If your organization is interested in co-sponsoring an event or training, please contact us at cgrs@uchastings.edu.

Upcoming Events & Trainings

Litigating Asylum and Other Fear-of-Return Cases in Immigration Court

During this in-person training, participants will learn effective trial strategies for litigating defensive claims involving asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture in the United States. The training will begin with the substantive law in fear-of-return cases. An overview of the fundamental practical skills for working with asylum seekers, including eliminating bias, interviewing skills, and writing a compelling declaration will be discussed. A mock trial will be a component of the training. Legal representatives new to representing clients in defensive asylum proceedings as well as seasoned advocates seeking further skills’ development are welcome to attend.

For more information about the training, click here.

Date & Time: July 18, 2019, 9:15am – 5:00 pm*
Location: United Domestic Workers Office, 1445 Spruce St., Suite A, Riverside, CA 92507
MCLE Credit: 6 MCLE Credits Total: 5 General MCLE; 1 Elimination of Bias MCLE

RSVP here by July 11, 2019 for the full-day training. 

Asylum Workshop: Formulating Particular Social Groups

This workshop will discuss the substantive law surrounding particular social group formulation in various types of asylum cases, including claims involving violence against women and children, and fear of gangs. Participants will work through real-life asylum cases that involve persecution based upon an individual’s membership in a particular social group. Familiarity with basic asylum law is required.

Participants working on cases involving particular social groups are encouraged to submit their cases to discuss during the workshop. If you have previously submitted a request for assistance to CGRS, include the CGRS Case Number in your RSVP. If you have not previously submitted a request for assistance to CGRS, please submit a request to provide details about your case and obtain a CGRS Case Number at: https://cgrs.uchastings.edu/assistance/request. We cannot guarantee we can workshop all cases, but will do our best to discuss common themes amongst cases submitted if possible.

For more information about the training, click here.

Date & Time: July 19, 2019, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (registration will begin at 12:30 pm)
Location: United Domestic Workers Office, 1445 Spruce St., Suite A, Riverside, CA 92507
MCLE Credit: 2 General MCLE Credits

RSVP here by July 11, 2019 for the Asylum Workshop.

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CGRS relies on individual donations to provide informative events and trainings free of charge. Please consider donating to support our work. Donate here.