Representing Detained Asylum-Seekers: A Practical Approach for Pro Bono Attorneys
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Schiff Hardin LLP, Willis Tower
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Join Barack Ferrazzano Litigation Group partner Andrew E. Nieland at the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) pro bono attorney training session titled, “Representing Detained Asylum Seekers: A Practical Approach for Pro Bono Attorneys.” The NIJC and experienced pro bono partners collaborate to present this free session on law and strategy for successfully representing detained asylum seekers in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.
Andrew will serve as a panelist, drawing from his experience on asylum cases. Andrew’s teams have secured relief for 3 detained asylum seekers in the last 10 months, representing asylum seekers fleeing political persecution, domestic violence, and drug cartel retaliation in Immigration Court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Seventh Circuit. To learn more about Barack Ferrazzano’s pro bono efforts and victories, visit: https://www.bfkn.com/newsroom-news-415
Eligible for CLE credit, this session welcomes attorneys with current cases and those who are interested in representing individuals before immigration court. This session will build on a previous NIJC webinar titled, “Representing Detained and Non-Detained Asylum Seekers – Intro to Asylum,” held in July 2018.
Don’t miss this great opportunity presented by NIJC to learn more about how you can assist those in need of pro bono representation in an increasingly difficult climate.
- To view the introductory NIJC webinar, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM7eIBL1_Vk&feature=youtu.be
- To register and learn more about this free upcoming session, visit: https://immigrantjustice.salsalabs.org/training-representingdetainedasylumseekers/index.html
About The National Immigrant Justice Center
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) — a Heartland Alliance program — is a legal aid organization, dedicated to protecting human rights and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. In addition to legal services NIJC serves these vulnerable groups through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. NIJC has provided legal services to more than 10,000 individuals with a success rate of 90% in asylum cases.
To learn more about the NIJC, visit: https://www.immigrantjustice.org