About the Program
Within the past three years, more than 150,000 unaccompanied children have come to the United States risking a harrowing journey without a parent or legal guardian; often to escape abuse, mistreatment or persecution in their countries of origin. Once in the United States, the majority must face immigration proceedings without a lawyer. KIND is a movement of pro bono lawyers and volunteers committed to providing fair, competent and compassionate legal counsel to unaccompanied immigrant children in the United States.
This training will provide an overview of the basics of removal proceedings for children and an introduction to appearing in Immigration Court. Legal remedies, including asylum, special immigrant juvenile status and victim’s visas, will be discussed. Participants will be prepared to take on the representation of an unaccompanied immigrant child under the supervision of a KIND attorney.
Presenters: Yohana Valdez Toff and Gilda Holguin, Esq., Pro Bono Coordinating Attorneys, KIND-Newark
CLE Credit Provided by Lowenstein Sandler
This program is approved for newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.
CA: This program has been approved for 1.5 California General CLE credits.
NJ: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0.0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism and 0.0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law, municipal court law, and/or matrimonial law.
NY: This program is approved for 1.5 New York credits in the Area of Professional Practice.
Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
P.O Box 25562
Newark, NJ 07101
HBANJ is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization
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