Friday, September 11, 2015

September 28: Seattle - Protecting Immigrant Children through Family Law Actions and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Over the past year, thousands of unaccompanied children and youth have arrived in the U.S. fleeing poverty, violence, persecution, trafficking or other danger. Many of these children and youth have been placed with caregivers in Washington State.
Come learn about how you can help these vulnerable children and youth through family law proceedings and how it can lead to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, a form of humanitarian protection created by Congress. Topics to be covered in this training will include:
  • Overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
  • Overview of Family law issues affecting immigrant youth
  • How to Obtain SIJS Findings in Family Law Proceedings including Nonparental Custody, Dissolution and Parenting Plan actions.
  • View From the Bench.
In exchange for this FREE training, attorneys agree to accept one pro bono case during the next year. Volunteer opportunities are available in several counties in WA. Volunteer attorneys should have some prior family law experience.
Title:
Protecting Immigrant Children through Family Law Actions and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
When/Where:
Monday, September 28, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
King County Bar Association
1200 Fifth Avenue, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98101
Attendance is in person or via streaming video. Streaming information will be emailed to registrants.
Credit:
1.5 General Credits (Approval #: pending)
Presenters:
  • The Honorable Lori K. Smith, King County Superior Court Chief UFC Judge.
  • Rebekah Fletcher and Merkys G√≥mez, Staff Attorneys, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).
  • Lindsay Lennox, Staff Attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. Lucia Ramirez Levias, Attorney, DuBois Cary Law Group, PLLC.
  • Susan Carroll, Attorney, Law Offices of Susan Carroll, PLLC.
  • Judy Lin, Sr. Managing Attorney, Family Law Pro Bono Programs, KCBA.
By:
King County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Services

To Register:
Contact: Contact: Judy Lin, Managing Attorney, Family Law Programs at JudyL@kcba.org or (206) 267-7023