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Dec 28: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Online Webinar)

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:10pm
LexisNexis University will be presenting a free webinar entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession on the dates listed below: 12/07/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/14/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/21/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/28/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern In this course, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records. During the session the following topics will be covered: Substance Abuse Prevalence in Legal Profession Consequences of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession A Personal Story of Addiction Signs of Substance Abuse and Strategies Uses to Hide Addiction Problems in the Legal Profession Answering the Call for Help Successful Treatment Programs Changing the Culture from Within the Legal Profession The Model Rules of Professional Conduct More Information and Register for this Date

Dec 21: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Online Webinar)

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:08pm
LexisNexis University will be presenting a free webinar entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession on the dates listed below: 12/07/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/14/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/21/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/28/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern In this course, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records. During the session the following topics will be covered: Substance Abuse Prevalence in Legal Profession Consequences of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession A Personal Story of Addiction Signs of Substance Abuse and Strategies Uses to Hide Addiction Problems in the Legal Profession Answering the Call for Help Successful Treatment Programs Changing the Culture from Within the Legal Profession The Model Rules of Professional Conduct More Information and Register for this Date

Dec 14: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Online Webinar)

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:07pm
LexisNexis University will be presenting a free webinar entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession on the dates listed below: 12/07/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/14/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/21/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/28/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern In this course, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records. During the session the following topics will be covered: Substance Abuse Prevalence in Legal Profession Consequences of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession A Personal Story of Addiction Signs of Substance Abuse and Strategies Uses to Hide Addiction Problems in the Legal Profession Answering the Call for Help Successful Treatment Programs Changing the Culture from Within the Legal Profession The Model Rules of Professional Conduct More Information and Register for this Date

Dec 07: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Online Webinar)

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:05pm
LexisNexis University will be presenting a free webinar entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession on the dates listed below: 12/07/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/14/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/21/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern 12/28/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern In this course, you will examine the characteristics of the legal profession that make attorneys so much more susceptible to substance abuse as well as review the wildly disproportionate disciplinary records. During the session the following topics will be covered: Substance Abuse Prevalence in Legal Profession Consequences of Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession A Personal Story of Addiction Signs of Substance Abuse and Strategies Uses to Hide Addiction Problems in the Legal Profession Answering the Call for Help Successful Treatment Programs Changing the Culture from Within the Legal Profession The Model Rules of Professional Conduct More Information and Register for this Date

Dec 15: What Will Advocacy For Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Look Like Under A New Administration? (Online Webinar)

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:50pm
The American Bar Association Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants presents this free one hour webinar on December 15, 2016 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern. The webinar will discuss possible immigration law changes that may occur under the new administration and how they will affect advocacy efforts on behalf of unaccompanied children. Panelists are national experts on the legal rights of unaccompanied immigrant children. The webinar will also provide a forum for advocates and other stakeholders to share ideas, ask questions and strategize. CLE credit will not be provided. For more information, please contact Juliet Gilbert. Panelists: Mary Meg McCarthy, Executive Director, National Immigrant Justice Center, Chicago, IL Wendy Young, President, Kids in Need of Defense, Washington, DC Michelle Mendez, Staff Attorney, CLINIC, Silver Spring, MD Moderator: Angela Vigil, Director of Pro Bono and Community Service, Baker & McKenzie, Miami, FL More Information and Registration

Dec 15: The Road to U.S. Citizenship: Navigating the Naturalization Process (Pittsburgh)

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 11:47am
The Allegheny Bar Association is offering a CLE program entitled The Road to U.S. Citizenship: Navigating the Naturalization Process on December 15, 2016 from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm in the Koppers Building Conference Center, 9th Floor, 436 Seventh Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. This fundamental-level CLE is designed to provide volunteer attorneys with the skills needed to represent clients through the naturalization process in front of Department Homeland Security-USCIS. The first hour will focus on the basics of naturalization law, including who is eligible to file and what possible issues need to be spotted. The second hour will focus on the process itself and how to avoid “going off track.” Specifics include how and when to fill out the application, waivers (health and others), residency issues, criminal issues, taxes and other hurdles to watch out for. The CLE will be held in conjunction with the John A. Meehan Institute and Jewish Family and Children's Services. Upon completion of the CLE the volunteer attorneys will be asked to work with a client and take their case from initial intake to the citizenship ceremony. Registration for this program will close on December 13, 2016. More Information and Registration

Nov 17: Problem-Solving Justice: Treatment Courts in Pennsylvania

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 8:00am
The University of Pittsburgh School of Law will host Problem-Solving Justice: Treatment Courts in Pennsylvania, on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm. at the The University Club, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. The Pennsylvania Commission on Judicial Independence is developing a program focused on Pennsylvania’s “Problem-Solving Courts.” Examples of these courts include veterans courts, drug courts, DUI courts, mental health courts and juvenile drug courts. Collectively, these “treatment courts” seek to adjudicate cases while simultaneously addressing underlying conditions that may have given rise to criminality, such as untreated mental illness, drug addiction or PTSD.z The program features the following panelists: Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd; State Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel; Judge John Zottola, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas; and Judge John Kennedy, York County Court of Common Pleas. The panel will discuss Pennsylvania's history with problem-solving courts, such as veterans, drug, DUI and mental health courts, reviewing successes and developments with the programs and the challenges they face. The panel discussion will be moderated by KDKA-Pittsburgh’s Jon Delano and the program will be covered by PCN. For questions, email Darren.Breslin@pacourts.us. More Information

Dec 01: Avoiding the "Inevitable": The Growing Consensus that Recidivism Can Best Be Averted through Early Attention to Eventual Re-entry and by Effective Alternatives to Incarceration (Free Webcast)

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 10:22am
The Practising Law Institute will be holding a free one-hour briefing via webcast entitled Avoiding the "Inevitable": The Growing Consensus that Recidivism Can Best Be Averted through Early Attention to Eventual Re-entry and by Effective Alternatives to Incarceration on December 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm Eastern. There is a growing consensus throughout many parts of the country that society should re-examine and replace many traditional modes of dealing with convicted adults and juveniles found to have violated the law. Increasingly, initiatives focus as early as possible following arrest on the person's eventual re-entry into society. Individualized assessments from the outset can enhance the ways in which the person's health care, education, housing, employment, and mental health needs are addressed during confinement – leading to those who are released being far more likely to be productive citizens and far less likely to commit more crimes. Moreover, a growing number of diversion programs, as an alternative to conviction and incarceration – and their juvenile law equivalents -- avert the often disastrous collateral consequences and enhance re-entry prospects. Such diversion programs include street-level crisis intervention, problem-solving courts, and immediate diversion to behavioral health services, substance abuse treatment, housing and employment community providers, or educational programs. Please join Ronald J. Tabak from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, who co-chaired the special committee that led the New York State Bar Association to adopt unanimously a report and recommendations on these issues. He will: provide a national overview on how these issues are being addressed; note some particular initiatives in New York; and discuss how lawyers can work on re-entry as part of their overall pro bono work. More Information and Registration

Nov 15: Wines of Spain - Wine Tasting and Fundraiser (SeniorLAW Center)

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 8:20am
The SeniorLAW Center will be holding a fundraiser entitled Wines of Spain - Wine Tasting and Fundraiser on November 15, 2016 at Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square, 130 North Eighteenth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Purchase Tickets

Dec 15: Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2016 (Free Webcast)

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 7:15am
The Practising Law Institute will be presenting a webcast of a live presentation from New York City entitled Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2016 on December 15, 2016 from 9:00 am - 11:10 am. As part of PLI’s commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program. Why You Should Attend Using a lively, interactive format, Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2016 will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice. What You Will Learn Within the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” hypotheticals as the basis of discussion, this program will review issues concerning: Who is the client? Confidentiality, conflicts of interest and privilege Limited scope representation: how it works for firm and in-house counsel Representing clients with diminished capacity Who Should Attend All attorneys working in nonprofit organizations and legal service organizations, as well as those involved in pro bono practice in law firms and corporate legal departments. Faculty Co-Chair(s) Professor Bruce A. Green ~ Director and Louis Stein Chair, Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics, Fordham University School of Law Louis S. Sartori ~ Director, Pro Bono Practice, The Legal Aid Society Speaker(s) Sidney Cherubin ~ Director of Legal Services, Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Jennifer L. Kroman ~ Director of Pro Bono Practice, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Randye Retkin ~ Director and Founder, LegalHealth, New York Legal Assistance Group Maurice Segall ~ Director, NY and Fairfield County Program, Pro Bono Partnership Program Attorney(s) Janet L. Siegel ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute More Information and Registration

Nov 04: Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program Training

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 8:32am
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program will be holding a Training for Volunteer Attorneys on November 4, 2016 in Washington, D.C. The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program provides veterans and other VA claimants who have been denied by the VA’s Board of Veterans’ Appeals with free attorney representation in their appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. The Program recruits and trains attorneys and evaluates court appeals for merit. The trained volunteer attorneys are then matched with a client whose appeal has merit. Volunteer attorneys are trained in veterans law by attending a day-long training seminar. After being trained and accepting a case, each participating attorney also receives the latest version of the Veterans Benefit Manual (usually 2 bound volumes and a CD-ROM), a comprehensive guide to litigating veterans benefits claims. The volunteer is also assigned a mentor who specializes in this area of the law. Volunteering with the program provides opportunities to obtain appellate litigation experience while performing pro bono service. Many cases involve brief writing and some present the opportunity for oral argument. Additionally, since some cases may present issues of first impression, representation may provide an opportunity to make new law. Attorney Training Brochure & FAQs Registration

Oct 26: Ensuring Fair Housing for People with Criminal Records: A Conversation with HUD (Webinar)

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 7:46am
The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law will be holding a webinar entitled Ensuring Fair Housing for People with Criminal Records: A Conversation with HUD on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern. Millions of Americans—a disproportionate number of whom are people of color—have criminal records that can be a barrier to housing. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued groundbreaking guidance stating that admission denials, evictions, and other adverse housing decisions based on a person’s criminal record may constitute racial discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. Since its release, advocates, housing providers, and others affected by the guidance have come forward with questions such as: What type of housing actions does the guidance apply to? How can I assess whether a criminal record policy is discriminatory? Join the Shriver Center and officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for a webinar on October 26th to learn answers to these and other pressing questions. The webinar will feature an overview of the guidance, an interview with a HUD official, and a live Q&A session including questions from attendees. This webinar supplements the Shriver Center’s April 2016 webinar, which focused primarily on federally subsidized housing providers. Presenters: Tonya Robinson, Acting General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, HUD Michelle Aronowitz, Deputy General Counsel for Enforcement and Fair Housing Casey Weissman-Vermeulen, Trial Attorney, Fair Housing Enforcement Division, Office of General Counsel, HUD Marie Claire Tran-Leung, Staff Attorney, Housing Justice, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law Registration

Oct 25: New Expungement Statute and Recent Amendment to Permit Sealing of Criminal Records (Delaware County)

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 10:24am
The Delaware County Bar Association invites attorneys and other legal professionals to a CLE program entitled New Expungement Statute and Recent Amendment to Permit Sealing of Criminal Records on October 25, 2016 from 4:00 pm -5:30 pm Eastern in the Delaware County Bar Association Auditorium. On November 14, 2016 the provisions of Act 5 (SB 188) go into effect which will allow people with certain misdemeanor convictions to petition the courts to seal their criminal records. Sealing is not an expungement and expungements will still be available to erase non-conviction charges and charges resolved with ARD, as well as summary convictions following a five year arrest free period. Join the discussion of the expungement and sealing procedures (and the new rule authorizing the filing of a Petition to Seal), the new fees to be imposed on both expungement and sealing petitions and the impact of the Pa. Supreme Court’s decision in Commonwealth v. Giulian on expungement practice in Pennsylvania. Speakers include Phillip B. Rosenthal, Esquire, from Legal Aid of Southeast Pennsylvania, and Robert C. Keller, Esquire, of Keller, Lisgar and Williams. Following the seminar, the DCBA Pro Bono Committee invites all members of the bar to attend a wine and cheese reception to celebrate National Pro Bono Week. The Hon. Barry C. Dozor will be honored with a Special Pro Bono Recognition Award for his work shepherding through passage of Local Rule 1012, which permits pro bono attorneys to enter a limited appearance in custody cases. It is anticipated that this rule will facilitate pro bono representation of indigent clients and allow more clients access to the courts. More Information and Registration

Oct 26: How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney (Free Webcast)

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 6:30am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a one-hour briefing via webcast entitled How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney on October 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern. You know that you have an ethical obligation to be competent in the law when you take on a client. But what is this cultural competence you’ve heard referred to? Why is it important (if it is), and how do you gain this competence? Is it something that just relates to pro bono cases, or is it important in your work with paying clients? As part of the ABA’s National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, please join Tiela Chalmers, CEO of the Alameda County Bar Association and Volunteer Legal Services, for a free One-Hour Briefing on how to become culturally competent, and learn how you can make yourself a stronger and more effective attorney. Topics to be addressed include: What is cultural competence, and why is it important in the practice of law? How does cultural competence differ in pro bono and paying cases? What are some tools attorneys can use to gain cultural competence? Learn how increased cultural competence can help you to recognize and eliminate bias in your practice Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. Register now, and learn more about pro bono today! More Information and Registration

Oct 28: Free Child and Spousal Support Clinic (Philadelphia)

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:01pm
Philadelphia Legal Assistance, along with it's partners at Chubb NA, White and Williams LLP, and Philadelphia VIP is offering a free child and spousal support clinic on October 28, 2016 in Center City Philadelphia. Low-income individuals with upcoming support conferences will have an opportunity to receive advice about child support and spousal support from volunteer lawyers. This opportunity is open only to people who are trying to get support ("Plaintiffs"). Defendants in support actions should contact the Lawyer Referral and Information Service in Philadelphia at 215-238-6333 for a referral to an attorney. Helpful information is also available online at www.PALawHelp.org. There are limited slot available for this advice. You must have a support conference in Philadelphia Family Court scheduled for after October 28, 2016. Interested persons can apply for help at https://philalegal.org/support. More Information

Oct 27: Ethical Issues Related to the Provision of Pro Bono Services through Partnership Programs

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 8:18am
Neighborhood Legal Services Association will be holding a CLE program entitled Ethical Issues Related to the Provision of Pro Bono Services through Partnership Programs on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. The program will be hosted by Reed Smith at the Reed Smith Centre, 225 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1200, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. PRESENTER: Dr. Jim Withers, Operation Safety Net CLE CREDITS: 1 ethics credit REGISTRATION FEE: No registration fee for attorneys participating in any Partnership Signature Project $30 for non-volunteers $20 for non-volunteers who do not want CLE credit or for non-volunteer paralegals. Please make sure to bring photo identification with you to the CLE, as this seminar is being held in a secure building and photo id may be required for admittance into the building. If special arrangements are required for a person with a disability to attend this course or for more information about the seminar please contact Sharon Goldsmith at (412) 586-6101. More Information and Registration

Nov 04: The Expanded Provisional Waiver Program - IAN E-Conference (Webinar)

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 6:51am
The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) will be holding its fifth annual e-conference fundraiser, Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law, from October 31 to November 4, 2016. The E-Conference is a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts on representing children, administrative advocacy, entry & admission, U visas, and provisional waivers. It explores the issues through the lens of current events and the latest legal developments. The Expanded Provisional Waiver Program Friday, November 4 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm The panel will explain eligibility for the expanded program, including tips on completing the new I-601A. It will also cover the extreme hardship standard based on draft or finalized agency guidance. E-Conference Features Listen to nationally-recognized experts from the comfort of your own office; Participate in "ask the expert" sessions during each interactive training; Access presentations and handouts before the training session; Take interactive quizzes and polls before and during conference sessions; and Obtain exclusive access to recorded trainings after the conference. Register The cost of each two-hour training session is $25. Your support helps IAN offer free trainings and resources throughout the year. For more information and to register for any session, visit https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/econference. Other E-Conference Sessions: Representing Children in Removal Proceedings Monday, October 31 This training will discuss legal protections for children in removal proceedings and steps to take if the government breaks those rules. The panel will focus on practice strategies for advocates. Elevating the Case: Strategies for Helping Clients with USCIS Issues Tuesday, November 1 This training will cover common issues with DACA and other cases such as processing delays, rejections, requests for evidence, correcting typographical mistakes and agency error. The panel will discuss points of access within USCIS, and how to engage the Ombudsman's office. How Entry, Admission, and Parole Affect Your Client's Case Wednesday, November 2 This training will review legal concepts of entry, admission, and parole into the United States. The panel will also discuss the practical effects of what happened at the point of entry on a client's case. Enhance Your U Visa Practice Thursday, November 3 This interactive training is a U visa case strategy session, to troubleshoot common U visa issues, including how to frame qualifying crimes, complex inadmissibility issues, and more. Participants are invited to submit U visa scenarios on the registration form so that the webinar can discuss the issues they face in practice.

Nov 03: Enhance Your U Visa Practice - IAN E-Conference (Webinar)

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 6:44am
The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) will be holding its fifth annual e-conference fundraiser, Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law, from October 31 to November 4, 2016. The E-Conference is a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts on representing children, administrative advocacy, entry & admission, U visas, and provisional waivers. It explores the issues through the lens of current events and the latest legal developments. Enhance Your U Visa Practice Thursday, November 3 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm This interactive training is a U visa case strategy session, to troubleshoot common U visa issues, including how to frame qualifying crimes, complex inadmissibility issues, and more. Participants are invited to submit U visa scenarios on the registration form so that the webinar can discuss the issues they face in practice. E-Conference Features Listen to nationally-recognized experts from the comfort of your own office; Participate in "ask the expert" sessions during each interactive training; Access presentations and handouts before the training session; Take interactive quizzes and polls before and during conference sessions; and Obtain exclusive access to recorded trainings after the conference. Register The cost of each two-hour training session is $25. Your support helps IAN offer free trainings and resources throughout the year. For more information and to register for any session, visit https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/econference. Other E-Conference Sessions: Representing Children in Removal Proceedings Monday, October 31 This training will discuss legal protections for children in removal proceedings and steps to take if the government breaks those rules. The panel will focus on practice strategies for advocates. Elevating the Case: Strategies for Helping Clients with USCIS Issues Tuesday, November 1 This training will cover common issues with DACA and other cases such as processing delays, rejections, requests for evidence, correcting typographical mistakes and agency error. The panel will discuss points of access within USCIS, and how to engage the Ombudsman's office. How Entry, Admission, and Parole Affect Your Client's Case Wednesday, November 2 This training will review legal concepts of entry, admission, and parole into the United States. The panel will also discuss the practical effects of what happened at the point of entry on a client's case. The Expanded Provisional Waiver Program Friday, November 4 The panel will explain eligibility for the expanded program, including tips on completing the new I-601A. It will also cover the extreme hardship standard based on draft or finalized agency guidance.

Nov 02: How Entry, Admission, and Parole Affect Your Client's Case - IAN E-Conference (Webinar)

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 6:39am
The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) will be holding its fifth annual e-conference fundraiser, Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law, from October 31 to November 4, 2016. The E-Conference is a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts on representing children, administrative advocacy, entry & admission, U visas, and provisional waivers. It explores the issues through the lens of current events and the latest legal developments. How Entry, Admission, and Parole Affect Your Client's Case Wednesday, November 2 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm This training will review legal concepts of entry, admission, and parole into the United States. The panel will also discuss the practical effects of what happened at the point of entry on a client's case. E-Conference Features Listen to nationally-recognized experts from the comfort of your own office; Participate in "ask the expert" sessions during each interactive training; Access presentations and handouts before the training session; Take interactive quizzes and polls before and during conference sessions; and Obtain exclusive access to recorded trainings after the conference. Register The cost of each two-hour training session is $25. Your support helps IAN offer free trainings and resources throughout the year. For more information and to register for any session, visit https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/econference. Other E-Conference Sessions: Representing Children in Removal Proceedings Monday, October 31 This training will discuss legal protections for children in removal proceedings and steps to take if the government breaks those rules. The panel will focus on practice strategies for advocates. Elevating the Case: Strategies for Helping Clients with USCIS Issues Tuesday, November 1 This training will cover common issues with DACA and other cases such as processing delays, rejections, requests for evidence, correcting typographical mistakes and agency error. The panel will discuss points of access within USCIS, and how to engage the Ombudsman's office. Enhance Your U Visa Practice Thursday, November 3 This interactive training is a U visa case strategy session, to troubleshoot common U visa issues, including how to frame qualifying crimes, complex inadmissibility issues, and more. Participants are invited to submit U visa scenarios on the registration form so that the webinar can discuss the issues they face in practice. The Expanded Provisional Waiver Program Friday, November 4 The panel will explain eligibility for the expanded program, including tips on completing the new I-601A. It will also cover the extreme hardship standard based on draft or finalized agency guidance.

Nov 01: Elevating the Case: Strategies for Helping Clients with USCIS Issues - IAN E-Conference (Webinar)

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 6:32am
The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) will be holding its fifth annual e-conference fundraiser, Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law, from October 31 to November 4, 2016. The E-Conference is a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts on representing children, administrative advocacy, entry & admission, U visas, and provisional waivers. It explores the issues through the lens of current events and the latest legal developments. Elevating the Case: Strategies for Helping Clients with USCIS Issues Tuesday, November 1 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm This training will cover common issues with DACA and other cases such as processing delays, rejections, requests for evidence, correcting typographical mistakes and agency error. The panel will discuss points of access within USCIS, and how to engage the Ombudsman's office. E-Conference Features Listen to nationally-recognized experts from the comfort of your own office; Participate in "ask the expert" sessions during each interactive training; Access presentations and handouts before the training session; Take interactive quizzes and polls before and during conference sessions; and Obtain exclusive access to recorded trainings after the conference. Register The cost of each two-hour training session is $25. Your support helps IAN offer free trainings and resources throughout the year. For more information and to register for any session, visit https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/econference. Other E-Conference Sessions: Representing Children in Removal Proceedings Monday, October 31 This training will discuss legal protections for children in removal proceedings and steps to take if the government breaks those rules. The panel will focus on practice strategies for advocates. How Entry, Admission, and Parole Affect Your Client's Case Wednesday, November 2 This training will review legal concepts of entry, admission, and parole into the United States. The panel will also discuss the practical effects of what happened at the point of entry on a client's case. Enhance Your U Visa Practice Thursday, November 3 This interactive training is a U visa case strategy session, to troubleshoot common U visa issues, including how to frame qualifying crimes, complex inadmissibility issues, and more. Participants are invited to submit U visa scenarios on the registration form so that the webinar can discuss the issues they face in practice. The Expanded Provisional Waiver Program Friday, November 4 The panel will explain eligibility for the expanded program, including tips on completing the new I-601A. It will also cover the extreme hardship standard based on draft or finalized agency guidance.