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  • During this free legal clinic, private attorneys from Chicago's top law firms will join with National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) to complete and file applications for qualified applicants to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). *** If you do NOT currently have DACA, please do not register for this clinic, instead, please make a consultation appointment with our office by calling NIJC’s general line at 312-660-1370 or by emailing immigrantlegaldefense@heartlandalliance.org.  *** This clinic will take place in downtown Chicago. After you register below, you will receive an email linking to a questionnaire that lets NIJC confirm that you qualify to renew your DACA and assess your potential eligibility for other immigration benefits. Once we have reviewed your questionnaire and confirmed your eligibility, we will email you to confirm your registration and send you the address of the clinic. If you do not have an email address, or if you do not receive an email about next steps, please call Monica McCarthy at 312-660-1377. If you do not check your email and return the questionnaire, we cannot confirm your space in the clinic. NIJC MUST RECEIVE YOUR QUESTIONNAIRE BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016. 
  • December 9, 2016
    Dr. Arin Reeve, President of Nextions LLC, and Saba Baig, Supervising Attorney at the National Immigrant Justice Center, will discuss understanding implicit bias and how it may affect attorneys' representation of their clients. Register for this webinar.
  • January 13, 2017
    Eddie Tam, Associate Director of Cross-Cultural Interpreting Services and Trisha Teofilo Olave, Legal Supervisor at the National Immigrant Justice Center, will discuss best practices when working with an interpreter to prepare your legal case. Register for the webinar.
  • February 2, 2017
    On February 2, 2017, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., NIJC will provide a training for pro bono attorneys interested in representing asylum seekers – including immigrant children and detained immigrants – before the asylum office and the immigration court. Illinois CLE credit will be available, but space is limited! Please contact Carolina Ramazzina Van Moorsel to RSVP or with any questions. All pro bono attorneys representing NIJC asylum clients must attend an NIJC asylum training before or shortly after representation begins.  Attorneys who have not yet accepted an NIJC asylum case and wish to attend the training must commit to accepting an asylum client for representation within six months of the training. Register for this training's webinar here. Please note that in order to represent one of NIJC's clients you will need to attend a live session of the training. Attorneys attending the webinar will not be eligible to Illinois CLE credit.
  • February 10, 2017
    Amanda Zelechoski, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Valparaiso University, and Saba Baig will discuss best practices when representing survivors of trauma. Register for the webinar.