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

CGRS MCLE Webinar: The Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Practice Before the Board of Immigration Appeals in Fear-of-Return Claims

Please join CGRS for a webinar on appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture claims. This training will discuss governing procedural rules, deadlines, and strategies at the BIA. This training will also include tips for writing effective and compelling appellate briefs.

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Location: Zoom (link will be e-mailed after registration)

Presenters: Christine Lin, CGRS Director of Training & Technical Assistance
Anne Peterson, CGRS Senior Staff Attorney

MCLE Credit: 1 General CA MCLE credit

Please register here by COB on Monday, January 24, 2022

 

CGRS MCLE Webinar: Overview of Bars to Fear-of-Return Relief

Please join CGRS for a webinar on bars to asylum and withholding of removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and the Convention Against Torture (CAT). The purpose of this training is to equip advocates with information and screening tools to identify potential bars that may come up in their asylum and/or INA/CAT withholding cases, as well as possible arguments against the bars’ applicability. During the first hour, CGRS attorneys will provide an overview of the elements of each bar, limitations to their scope, and exceptions. A 15-minute Q&A session will follow. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in advance when registering.

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Time: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm PT
Location: Zoom (link will be e-mailed after registration)

Presenters: Christine Lin, Director of Training & Technical Assistance
Sayoni Maitra, Senior Staff Attorney

MCLE Credit: 1 General CA MCLE Credit

Please RSVP here by COB on Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 

CGRS MCLE Webinar: Filing a Petition for Review at the Ninth Circuit: Overview of Procedures and Practical Considerations

This one-hour webinar will provide advocates with an introduction to pursuing a petition for review from a decision of the Board of Immigration Appeals in the Ninth Circuit. CGRS attorneys will walk through the process from filing the petition for review to steps to take after a decision, and discuss practical considerations such as communication with government counsel and motions practice. We will address common concerns such as where to find help, how to handle intervening case law or changed circumstances potentially affecting the claims, and how to simultaneously pursue relief before the agency and the court.

This webinar will be recorded, and the recording and slides will be distributed to all registrants after the webinar has concluded.

Date:               Thursday, February 24, 2022 10:00-11:00 AM PST

Presenters:     Neela Chakravartula, Managing Attorney

Anne Dutton, Staff Attorney

Location:        Zoom (link will be provided after registration)

MCLE:             1 hour General California MCLE Credit

RSVP here by Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

 

Motions Before the Board of Immigration Appeals

Please join CGRS for a webinar discussing motions filed before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture (CAT) claims. The purpose of this training is to assist advocates in identifying relevant motions to file with the Board of Immigration Appeals and thinking through strategic considerations in motions practice. We will walk through case scenarios including, but not limited to the following: What do I do when a new decision is issued during the pendency of my client’s BIA appeal? What recourse does my client have if their previous attorney failed to raise a legal issue in the underlying removal proceedings? Is there anything I can do if my client discovers new evidence days after the BIA dismissed their appeal? What about if a new case comes out that could have changed the outcome in my client’s case?

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions in the registration form.

Date:              Thursday, April 7, 2022, 10:30 am – 11:30 am PST
Presenters:   Christine Lin, Director of Training & Technical Assistance

Anne Peterson, Senior Staff Attorney

Location:       Zoom (link provided after registration)

MCLE:             1 General California MCLE Credit

RSVP here by Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

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