If you read our February In Brief article on Pro Bono & Juveniles (PB&J) then you know how important this topic is.
The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation, Children's Rights Litigation Committee is sponsoring a CLE in conjunction with their section meeting in New Orleans this April. Join them for "How to Represent Unaccompanied Minors in Immigration Proceedings" on April 15 from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm at Baker Donelson. 3.5 CLE credit hours given. Space is limited. Register here.
This free training will prepare lawyers to represent unaccompanied children in their immigration proceedings. Download the agenda.
Unaccompanied children are represented by an attorney in only about one-third (32%) of 63,721 cases pending in Immigration Court as of October 31, 2014. According to the latest data, legal representation makes a critical difference and allows youth with viable legal claims to present them in court.
In 73% of cases in which the child had a lawyer, the child was allowed to remain in the U.S., but when a child did not have a lawyer, only 15% were allowed to remain in the U.S.
At this training, attendees will hear from judges and practitioners about best practices for this representation, and each attendee will have the opportunity to be connected with an agency in their area through which they can receive cases and mentorship.
To register or for more information, please contact Cathy Krebs at the ABA. This free training is sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation. Space is limited so please register ASAP. Download the agenda.