VAWA and U Visas: A Fundamentals Training
This Training is Free for California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Immigration Services contractors and their subcontractors and pro bono attorneys.
- Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
- Immigration Center for Women and Children
- Loyola Marymount University Law School
- Public Counsel Law Center
- Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Date: February 6, 2017
Registration Deadline: January 30, 2017.
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Location: Loyola Law School, Burns Lounge
919 Albany Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
This training is for those who are new to immigration law and/or new to VAWA and the 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.
Gina Amato – Public Counsel
Sally Kinoshita – Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Mona Patel-Sikora – Immigration Center for Women & Children
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 non immigrant 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.
Michelle Carey – Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice
Alison Kamhi – Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Nancy Reyes Guarderas – Legal Foundation of Los Angeles
You may register for one or both trainings here.
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.
For questions or more information, please use the contact below:
(T) 415-255-9499 (F) 415-255-9792