VAWA: Working with Battered Immigrants from the Legal Advocate’s Perspective
March 30-31, 2009
8:30 a.m. (for registration) - 5:00 p.m., Day One
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Day Two
Catholic Charities of Atlanta
680 West Peachtree Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308
Registration deadline has been extended until March 25, 2009. Sign up today!
About the training:
This two-day introductory course is geared towards non-lawyer legal advocates who will be or are currently working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes. The training will combine a basic overview of immigration law with an introduction to legal and case management skills critical to becoming an effective immigration law advocate. It is designed to help prepare legal advocates to become Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited. Topics covered include: overview of the immigration system and laws, immigrating through marriage and other family relationships; grounds of inadmissibility; application process for permanent residence; immigration remedies under the Violence Against Women Act; BIA recognition and accreditation and ethical considerations in working with immigration cases. The training will be highly interactive and participants will learn to assemble VAWA applications and learn effective interviewing and case management skills. The training will be presented by CLINIC attorneys Sarah Bronstein and Helen Chen.
The training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and paralegals working with private law offices. The training is intended for non-lawyer legal advocates who are new to immigration law and will be or are currently working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence and other crimes.
Please note: This training is not sponsored by Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). CLINIC will be providing this training to OVW grantees in May 2009. If you are interested in this training and are receiving OVW funding, we highly recommend you register for the one in May in order to use your OVW funding to attend the training.
- $220 per person for staff of CLINIC affiliates and for members of ICIRR; $660 cap for up to three staff/ site ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from same office site)
- $245 per person for non-profit program staff; $735 cap for up to three staff/ site ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from same office site)
- $375 per person for private attorneys and their staff
Space is limited. Registration will close March 25th or sooner if capacity is reached.
For registration information call: Chris Ozaki at 415-394-9371
For additional information about the training, including a summary agenda and hotel recommendations, please open the attachments below.
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