Monday, August 1, 2016
Earlier this year, I blogged about the work of Los Angeles-based attorney Nora Philips and Al Otro Lado, the non-profit organization she co-founded, which provides legal services to deportees, migrants and refugees on the Mexican side. In anticipation of Al Otro Lado's next legal screening clinic on October 7-8, 2016, Al Otro Lado and the Immigrant Defenders Law Center will co-host what looks to be a cutting-edge training on cross-border legal practice. The training, Advanced Issues in Cross-Border Practice will take place from 5:30 - 8:30 PM PST on Wednesday, September 14. It will "highlight current trends, legal remedies (U Visa, asylum, SIJS, trauma-informed client interview skills), the Lopez-Venegas and Flores settlements, and behind-the-scenes procedures implicated for refugees, deportees, and migrants seeking protection along the US-Mexico border, particularly at the San Ysidro, CA port of entry."
The training will take place in Los Angeles at the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, but there is a webinar option. The training is free (and mandatory) for those volunteering at the October clinic, and $125 for anyone else who would like to attend.