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Immigration Remedies for Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Other Crimes Training

Immigration Remedies for Survivors of
Domestic Abuse and Other Crimes Training

Co-Sponsored by
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Catholic Charities of Boston

October 10-11, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
For directions click here.

$235 per person from affiliate agencies; $705 cap ($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$260 per person for other non-profit agency staff; $780 cap
($50 materials fee per person for more than 3 attendees from the same office site)

$390 per person for private attorneys and staff

Continental breakfast included.  Lunch on your own.

This intensive two-day training will cover the legal requirements and practice pointers for effectively representing victims of domestic abuse and other crimes.  Day One of the training will cover self-petitioning under the Violence Again Women Act, including who can self-petition, derivative issues, the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), the exception to the statutory good moral character bars, the self-petitioning process, strategies for dealing with self-petition denials, selected inadmissibility grounds and waivers, adjustment of status and other issues.  Day Two of the training will focus on eligibility for U nonimmigrant status and adjustment of status.  ****Day Two will also feature a Question and Answer session with representatives from the VAWA/U Visa Unit of the USCIS Vermont Service Center.**** Please see the summary agenda for more details.

The training will be presented by CLINC Attorneys Susan Schreiber and Kristina Karpinski and local practitioners. Representatives from the USCIS Vermont Service Center will also participate.

Training Level: Note that this is not an introductory training and is not geared to new practitioners. Please review the agenda before registering; the training is conducted at a level that assumes participants are knowledgeable about the basic requirements for self-petitions under VAWA and need more in-depth instruction and updated information.

This training is for the staff of Catholic Charities and other community-based organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, and attorneys and legal  staff of private law offices.  If you are registering as staff of a community-based organization, you must fax a copy of you IRS 501(c)(3) letter designating your agency as a nonprofit entity to CLINIC at 202-635-2649. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of this letter. If you are an attorney, please include your state bar number. Payment is by credit card only. Please be sure to register under the correct category and for the correct training. All registration changes or cancellations are subject to an administrative charge of $70.00.

Space for the training is limited. The deadline for registration is October 4th or sooner if registration is filled. For registration information contact Dinah Suncin at 415-394-0787.

Please note that the registration fee includes training materials but does not include a training manual.  You are not required to purchase a manual since other materials will be provided.  If you wish to purchase The VAWA Manual, Immigration Relief for Abused Immigrants by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and CLINIC and/or The U Visa, Obtaining Status for Immigrant Victims of Crimes, by ILRC, you must pay an additional fee in advance.  The fee for the VAWA manual is $55.00 and the fee for the U manual is $128.00.  Orders for manuals must be received by September 25th.  Note: the manuals will not be available for purchase at the training.



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