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

Webinar: Screening for Asylum Eligibility

CGRS-California will be offering a free webinar on Screening for Asylum Eligibility. For many immigrants, including those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) or Temporary Protected Status (TPS), asylum and other related relief may be the only form of protection from deportation. This training covers the basic elements of asylum law and is geared towards legal services providers who are interested in learning the basic elements of asylum law to conduct intakes more effectively and to make suitable referrals. The training will equip legal service providers with the necessary tools to screen for asylum eligibility as a potential form of immigration relief. No prior knowledge or background of immigration law is required. The training is applicable to non-attorneys and attorneys who work with immigrant clients who have experienced harm or fear harm in their countries of origin and seek a better understanding of asylum law.

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar (access link to be provided after registration)

RSVP here by noon on Friday, May 11 if you plan to attend the webinar in real time.

Webinar Recording: If you are unable to attend the webinar, but would like access to the recording, please register here.

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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.