November 6, 2008
Free Webinars from Center for Human Rights
To California Legal Services attorneys and paralegals, pro bono attorneys, and CBOs
(Non-California attorneys, paralegals, and CBOs also welcome, as space permits).
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The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law invites legal service providers, pro bono attorneys, and CBOs to its 2008 series of free one-hour w! ebinars.
Trainings will address issues of importance to legal services programs and pro bono attorneys who interface with immigrants, including the rights of immigrants who are survivors of domestic violence, children, crime victims, and human trafficking. We are also offering sessions on litigation for legal services practitioners.
There is NO FEE to participate in these one-hour Friday trainings. Both legal services attorneys and paralegals and pro bono attorneys are invited to join the webinars. Login information and instructions are attached.
Trainings will be conducted by Peter Schey, Executive Director, Carlos Holguín, General Counsel, and Angela Viramontes, EAF Staff Attorney, of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law.
Peter, Carlos and Angela have nearly 70 years of legal services experience between them and have won numerous cases for indigen! t clients, including Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982) (sta! te-wide class of undocumented children denied access to public elementary education because of their immigration status); Reno v. Catholic Social Services, 509 U.S. 43 (1993) (national class of persons unlawfully denied legalization under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986); Reno v. Flores, 507 U.S. 292 (1993) (national class action on behalf of children denied release on bail pending the outcome of deportation proceedings); and League of United Latin American Citizens v. Wilson, 131 F.3d 1297 (9th Cir. 1997) (state-wide class action challenging constitutionality of state proposition denying health care, social services and education to suspected undocumented immigrants).
You may join the webinars without registering beforehand, but since the number of participants may be limited, if possible please let us know that you plan to join a training by emailing our EAF Staff Attorney Angela Viramontes at email@example.com with yo! ur contact information and the webinars you intend to join.
Please mark these Friday trainings on your calendar and join us for those covering subjects that may be helpful to your practice or that you find interesting.
WEBINAR 1. November 7, 2008, Noon to 1 PM PST IMMIGRATION LAW FOR THE LEGAL SERVICES PRACTITIONER.
Introduction to structure and principal concepts of immigration law. Identifying who can legalize their status, immigrants and nonimmigrants, vulnerable classes, admissibility, removal (deportation), and naturalization.
WEBINAR 2. November 14, 2008, Noon to 1 PM PST RIGHTS OF IMMIGRANT YOUTH
Advocating on behalf of immigrant youth, Legalizing abused, abandoned, and neglected minors. Who qualifies for Special Immigrant Juvenile classification and adjustment of status, rights of detained immigrant and refugee children; rec! ent developments and litigation.
W! EBINAR 3 . December 5, 2008, Noon-1 PM PST RIGHTS OF CRIME VICTIMS
Advocating on behalf of immigrant victims of violent crimes. Legalizing immigrant survivors of violent crimes, applying for U visas, work permits and adjustment of status, recent developments and litigation.
WEBINAR 4: December 12, 2008 Noon to 1 PM PST RIGHTS OF TRAFFICKING VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Advocating on behalf of immigrant survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Legalizing immigrant survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, who qualifies for T visas and benefits under the Violence Against Women Act, how to apply for T visas, VAWA benefits, work permits, and adjustment of status, recent developments and litigation.
WEBINAR 5. December 19, 2008 Noon to 1 PM PST LITIGATION ON BEHALF OF LEGAL SERVICES CLIENTS
Litigation for the front-line legal services practitioner. What kinds of cases should be litigated, what are the benefits of litigation, how to develop a record, litigation management, marshalling resources.
If you have any questions, please contact EAF Staff Attorney Angela Viramontes at firstname.lastname@example.org
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I have found these web seminars to be very pedestrian. The "instructors" (and I use that term very loosely) are often law-students or community activists. While these persons may have good hearts, they are unable to effectively communicate the legal principles involved. Any attorney interested in learning anything on these important subjects is often better off studying the statute, the regs and the applicable USCIS memoranda.
Posted by: Thomas Lillich | Nov 6, 2008 11:43:20 AM