Wednesday, September 30, 2015

November 2: NYC - U Nonimmigrant Status: Obtaining Lawful Immigration Status for Crime Victims

Attorneys will be trained to represent Her Justice-referred clients in obtaining U Nonimmigrant ("U visa") status in the United States. U Nonimmigrant status is offered to a victim of certain crimes, like domestic violence and rape, who cooperates in the investigation or prosecution of her attacker. A grant of U Nonimmigrant status allows an immigrant and her derivative family members to work and live lawfully in the United States, and creates a pathway to lawful permanent resident status. It also allows a derivative family member residing abroad to enter the United States lawfully to be reunited with the crime victim.
Attorneys attending the training will be assigned a case, which may involve representing a crime victim and multiple derivatives, normally her children, for pro bono representation. Attorneys are expected to commit to taking a case pro bono either individually or as part of a team. Experienced Her Justice staff attorneys mentor and consult with pro bono teams throughout the course of representation. The U Nonimmigrant Status application process is transactional and does not require that the attorney attend an interview with immigration authorities.
Please note that clients' children often reside abroad. In those cases, attorneys are expected to handle the derivative cases until the children successfully enter the United States. Her Justice will provide video CLE training and materials for Consular Processing for U Nonimmigrant Visas. Please contact us for more information.
Please note that this training is open only to attorneys from major law firms.If you have any questions, contact us at CLEtrainings@herjustice.org.
Title:
U Nonimmigrant Status: Obtaining Lawful Immigration Status for Crime Victims
When/Where:
 Monday, November 2, 2015
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sign-in and lunch at 12:00 PM
Pre-registration required (register online or see contact information)
Nixon Peabody
437 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022-7039
By:
HerJustice
Credit:
2.5 CLE credits upon course completion (for newly admitted and experienced attorneys only)
1.0 skills / 1.0 professional practice / 0.5 ethics
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