Technical Assistance & Training

CGRS helps increase the quality of legal representation available to asylum seekers by providing free expert consultation, resources, and training to attorneys and organizations in California, the United States, and abroad, thus ensuring the best possible outcomes for individual asylum seekers. Our expert consultation and training programs also allow us to analyze trends in the treatment of cases across the country to draft detailed practice advisories and hold governmental decisionmakers accountable for consistent and reasoned adjudication.   

Technical Assistance

CGRS provides free one-on-one litigation support, including tailored advice and materials, to hundreds of attorneys in California and around the country every year representing refugees from dozens of countries. To request assistance in your case, please fill out this formYou can also view examples of our litigation support materials here.


Each year, CGRS conducts dozens of trainings, workshops, and conference presentations on refugee policy, asylum law, and gender-based violence to a variety of audiences.  To request a training or presentation, please email us at

Pro Se Materials

CGRS has developed pro se materials to help women fleeing domestic violence in their home countries find safety in the United States.  

Karen Musalo at Reed Smith Brownbag Training