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  • March 1, 2018
    On March 1, 2018, from 9:00 - 11:00 A.M., NIJC will conduct a training for pro bono attorneys interested in Representing Detained Immigrants Seeking Waivers of Deportation. This form of relief helps protect family unity and prevents long-term immigrants from deportation and permanent separation from family members.  The training will address the substantive law governing these waivers, including establishing an individual’s eligibility for the waivers, and provide a roadmap for preparing these cases for trial before the immigration court.  New associates are particularly encouraged to attend.  Attorneys attending this training should be aware that due to the expedited nature of detained immigration cases, it is unusual to have a high volume of a particular type of case available for pro bono representation at any given time.  Instead, as new waiver of deportation cases for detained immigrants become available, NIJC will contact attorneys who attended this training to determine whether they can assist one of the detained immigrants with a viable claim.  Illinois CLE credit will be available, but space is limited!  Please contact Jesse Johnson at jejohnson@heartlandalliance.org
  • During this free legal clinic, private attorneys from Chicago's top law firms will join with the National Immigrant Justice Center to complete and file applications for qualified individuals to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Registration must be completed as soon as possible. Register for this clinic. ------------------------------------------ Durante este taller legal gratis, abogados de las mejores firmas en Chicago apoyarán a El Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes (NIJC) a confirmar su elegibilidad, completar y presentar su solicitud para renovar acción diferida para jovenes (DACA) así como su solicitud para autorización de empleo. Complete su registro lo antes possible. Regístrese para este taller.
  • March 8, 2018
    On March 8, 2018, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm, NIJC will conduct 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 Anna Sears at ansears@heartlandalliance.org to RSVP or with any questions.   Please note that all attorneys who do not already have an NIJC asylum matter must commit to accepting a new asylum matter within three months of the training.  To best benefit from the training, NIJC encourages attorneys to accept a new asylum matter prior to attending the training itself.  Please click here to learn more about NIJC's pro bono opportunities and to determine whether an asylum case might be a good fit for you.