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

Upcoming Events & Trainings

Writing a Compelling Declaration in Asylum and Related Fear of Return Cases

This practical skills training will focus on how to write a compelling declaration for cases involving asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture. Attention will be given to the content, structure, and organization of writing a persuasive asylum declaration. Practitioners will learn techniques for effectively interviewing immigrants who have experienced trauma, how to develop a case theory, and how to organize an asylum declaration in a legally relevant manner. 

Date/Time: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 3:30-5:00 pm
Training Location: UC Hastings College of the Law, 198 McAllister St., Room D, San Francisco, CA
Presenters: Annie Daher, CGRS Staff Attorney, Christine Lin, CGRS-CA Directing Attorney
MCLE Credit: 1.5 hours General MCLE

In-person attendance only. This training will not be recorded and there will not be a call-in option.

RSVP here by Thursday, April 11, 2019.

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