VAWA and U Visas: A Fundamentals Training
This event is sponsored by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), Immigration Center for Women & Children (ICWC), Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Loyola Law School and Public Counsel.
This training is free for California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Immigration Services funding contractors and their subcontractors and pro bono attorneys.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Registration Deadline: January 30, 2017
Loyola Law School
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
This training is for those who are new to immigration law and/or new to VAWA and U Visa.
VAWA Self-Petitioning Fundamentals (MCLE: 2.75 CA)
9:00-12:00pm (registration begins at 8:30am)
VAWA allows an abused spouse or child of a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident or an abused parent of a U.S. Citizen to self-petition for lawful status in the United States, receive employment authorization, and access public benefits. This training will cover the eligibility requirements for both self-petitioning and adjustment of status under VAWA, the self-petitioning process, the benefits of VAWA self-petitioning, and practice tips for screening and assisting clients.
Michelle Carey, Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice
Alison Kamhi, Staff Attorney – Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Nancy Reyes Guarderas - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
U Visa Fundamentals (MCLE: 2.75 CA)
1:30-4:30pm (registration begins at 1:00pm)
Immigrant victims of certain crimes who have been helpful in a criminal investigation or prosecution may qualify for U nonimmigrant status (also known as a U visa) that can lead to a green card. This training will cover the U visa eligibility requirements, application procedures, law enforcement certification strategies, and practice tips for screening and assisting clients.
Gina Amato – Public Counsel
Mona Patel-Sikora – Immigration Center for Women & Children
Sally Kinoshita, Staff Attorney – Immigrant Legal Resource Center
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center is a State Bar of California Department of Legal Specialization approved provider.
Please choose the session that you will be attending.
VAWA Self-Petitioning Fundamentals 9:00am - 12:00pm
U Visa Fundamentals 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Which best describes your level of immigration law experience? (Check that all that apply)
I have no immigration law experience.
I have taken an immigration law class in an academic setting.
I have assisted clients with immigration applications, but not as non-legal services worker (for example, assisting in gathering documents, as a translator or interpreter, etc.)
I have assisted clients with immigration applications, as an attorney, BIA accredited representative, paralegal, or law student.
(If so, please list what types of immigration applications or cases)
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