Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) Legal Partners and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies — California (CGRS-California) is pleased to invite you to a full day defensive asylum training.
This full-day training will cover the substantive law and practical skills necessary to represent clients fearing return to their countries of origin in defensive removal proceedings. We will provide an overview of the U.S. immigration system and discuss the legal and procedural requirements for asylum, withholding of removal, and protection under the Convention Against Torture claims before an immigration judge. As factual development is a critical component of litigating a fear-of-return claim, this training will discuss effective techniques for trauma-informed interviewing, declaration writing, and building a strong record. This training is suitable for attorneys new to immigration law as well as those familiar with asylum law who want to refresh their skills.
Date : June 11, 2019
time : 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Location: Diocese of San Diego, 3888 Paducah Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
MCLE Credit: 6 MCLE Credits Total: 5 General MCLE; 1 Elimination of Bias MCLE Presenters: | Anna Cabot, Senior Staff Attorney, CGRS-California
Neela O. Chakravartula, Senior Staff Attorney, CGRS-California Christine Lin, Directing Attorney, CGRS-California
Register online by June 4, 2019 for the training at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAlpQLSeLJEAxdxDrSFHQu- KhObqinOdHEDOKjw065nA Db&88hObj Q/viewform?usp=sf link
9:00-11:00: The Big Picture and Substantive Asylum Law
11:10-12:10: Case Theory Development and Trauma-Informed Interviewing
12:10-1:25: Lunch Break*
1:25-2:25: Drafting a Compelling Declaration
2:35-4:35: Defensive Asylum Procedure
4:35-4:45: Wrap-up & Evaluations
*Lunch will not be provided. You are welcome to bring your own lunch or to purchase lunch at venues located within a 3-5 minute drive away of the training.
Free parking in the Diocese’s front and back parking lots as well as on the street.