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.
Procedural and substantive aspects of filing a request for U Nonimmigrant status with immigration authorities will be discussed in detail. Training manuals and sample documents will be provided at the training.
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.
Contact inMotion for more information at CLEtrainings@inmotiononline.org.
Pre-registration is required for all trainings.
U Nonimmigrant Status: Obtaining Lawful Immigration Status for Crime Victims
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sign-in and lunch at 12:00 AM
Herrick, Feinstein LLP
2 Park Avenue
Between 32nd and 33rd Streets
New York, NY 10016
- Susanna Saul, Esq., Supervising Attorney, Her Justice
- Klara Ng, Esq., Staff Attorney, Her Justice
inMotion, Justice for all Women
2.5 CLE credits upon course completion (for newly admitted and experienced attorneys only)
1.0 skills / 1.0 professional practice / 0.5 ethics
Trainings are offered to major law firm attorneys who are willing to take an inMotion pro bono matter following the completion of the training course. This training is open to attorneys who are currently working on inMotion cases without the obligation to take on a new matter. It is also open to attorneys who are willing to take on a new pro bono case. InMotion attorneys are available to mentor volunteers on their cases.