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

Litigation Strategies for Asylum Claims Post-vacatur of Matter of A-B-, Matter of A-C-A-A-, and Matter of L-E-A- II

Presenters: Anne Dutton, Staff Attorney and Anne Peterson, Senior Staff Attorney

Date and Time: December 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM PT

MCLE Credit: 1.5 General CA

This webinar is geared towards a legal advocate audience. CGRS attorneys will provide an overview of the Attorney General’s vacatur of his predecessors’ decisions in Matter of A-B-, 27 I. & N. Dec. 316 (A.G. 2018) and Matter of A-B-, 28 I. & N. Dec. 199 (A.G. 2021), Matter of A-C-A-A-, 28 I. & N. Dec. 84 (A.G. 2020), and Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I. & N. Dec. 581 (A.G. 2019), and provide guidance on legal and practical strategies for advocates litigating fear-of-return claims at the Asylum Office, immigration courts, and on appeal to the BIA and Ninth Circuit. The webinar will cover the current state of the law post-vacatur, including the impact on precedent decisions from the courts of appeals and offer strategy considerations for advocates representing clients with domestic violence, gang violence, or family-based asylum claims tailored to the level of proceeding, including claims that are no longer pending where a final order has been issued.

Register for this webinar here.


CGRS MCLE Webinar: Developing Skills in Appellate Oral Advocacy

Panelists: Brian Goodman, Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary, Office of Governor Newsom

Katrina Eiland, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project Managing Attorney

Devi Rao, Macarthur Justice Center Supreme Court and Appellate Counsel

Date and Time: December 15, 2021 at 10:00am-11:00am PST/1:00-2:00 pm EST

MCLE Credit: 1 General California

Please join CGRS for a webinar on developing skills in appellate oral advocacy. CGRS’s Director of Litigation Jamie Crook will moderate a discussion amongst three experienced appellate practitioners who will share tips on preparation and best practices for presenting oral arguments in the federal courts of appeals.

Register for this webinar here.


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