Tuesday, September 16, 2014

October 1: DC - The ABCs of Representing Unaccompanied Children In Removal Proceedings

This year there has been a dramatic increase in the number of families and unaccompanied children from Central America crossing into the United States. The ABA is hosting "The ABCs of Representing Unaccompanied Children in Removal Proceedings" program to provide background information on unaccompanied minors and training on best practices in representing this unique population. The ABA recognizes the immediate need for additional trained pro bono counsel. This panel will discuss:

  • Best practices for working with unaccompanied children
  • Basics of immigration law and removal proceedings
  • Ethical Considerations in representing unaccompanied minors
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile visa
  • Asylum law and initial jurisdiction issues for unaccompanied children's cases
  • U and T visas.

The ABCs of Representing Unaccompanied Children In Removal Proceedings
Wednesday October 1 , 2014
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM Eastern
American Bar Association
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Fifth Floor, John Marshall Conference Room
Washington, DC
American Bar Association

  • Meredith Linsky, ABA Commission on Immigration
  • Karen T. Grisez, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Laura Nally, KIND
  • Anne Chandler, Tahirih Justice Center

This is a complimentary CLE. Space is limited. Please submit a registration form (attached).
CLE Credit:
The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. This course is expected to qualify for 4.5 CLE credit hours in 60-minute states, and 5.4 credit hours in 50-minute states.Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states.
More Information And Registration (PDF)