On June 15, 2017, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) will conduct a training for pro bono attorneys interested in representing asylum seekers before the asylum office and the immigration court, hosted by Kirkland & Ellis LLP and the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC). This training will cover the relevant law, practice, and procedure for all types of asylum claims, but will focus specifically on issues relevant to asylum claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Illinois CLE credit will be available, but space is limited! Registration is required.
Please contact Veronica Portillo Heap at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 NIJC asylum client for representation within three months of the training.