Casa Cornelia Law Center participates:
2018 ABA National Celebration of Pro Bono, aka "Pro Bono Week" 


*The 2018 ABA National Celebration of Pro Bono, aka "Pro Bono Week" - October 21-27 - is a national celebration of pro bono formed by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. Per the Committee, "this initiative provides an opportunity for legal organizations across the country to collaboratively commemorate the vitally important contributions of America's lawyers and to recruit and train the many additional volunteers required to meet the growing demand. With the enthusiastic involvement of national, statewide and local partners, from all components of the legal profession, the National Pro Bono Celebration is creating a wave of positive energy about the pro bono movement in this country."




​​Volunteer Attorney Information Sessions

Information Session 1
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: Casa Cornelia Law Center, 2760 Fifth Ave Suite 200, San Diego CA 92103

Information Session 2
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Casa Cornelia Law Center, 2760 Fifth Ave Suite 200, San Diego CA 92103

Due to the recent outpouring of interest from prospective volunteers in San Diego who would like to do pro bono work with Casa Cornelia, we invite licensed attorneys to attend one Pro Bono Week Volunteer Attorney Information Session. The information sessions are not MCLE events, but rather informal discussions where we can address your questions about pro bono all at once in a group setting. We will discuss the types of volunteer opportunities available, which types of cases might be the best fit for you, and the impact of recent changes in immigration policy on the populations we serve. We recommend you review the Volunteer Attorney Frequently Asked Questions prior to the Information Session. We look forward to meeting you!  Space is limited, and RSVPs are required. Please contact Pro Bono Program Assistant Rosa Vargas at rvargas@casacornelia.org, or 619-231-7788, x334. Please note the Information Sessions are designed to have the same content (you need only RSVP for one). 

Asylum Law and Procedure Training 

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 12:15 pm (2.0 hours of MCLE of credit available, with a 15 minute break)
Location: Casa Cornelia Law Center, 2760 Fifth Ave Suite 200, San Diego CA 92103

Learning objectives for the Asylum training:
While representing a client assigned by CCLC:
- Identify the statutorily-required elements for Asylum (and related protection) and legally-sufficient evidence to support the claim;
- Timely prepare a complete application for Asylum (and related protection) and competently represent the client before the Immigration Court and/or the Asylum Office; and
- Represent the client in a trauma-informed, age-appropriate manner.

Space is limited, and RSVPs are required. Please contact Pro Bono Program Assistant Rosa Vargas at rvargas@casacornelia.org, or 619-231-7788, x 334 . 

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Training to represent children eligible for immigration relief who have been abused, abandoned or neglected

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm (2.0 hours of MCLE of credit available, with a 15 minute break)
Location: Casa Cornelia Law Center, 2760 Fifth Ave Suite 200, San Diego CA 92103

 Learning objectives for the SIJS training:
While representing a client assigned by CCLC:
- Identify the statutorily-required elements for SIJS and legally-sufficient evidence to support the claim;
- Timely prepare a complete petition for findings regarding SIJS and competently represent the minor client in state court;
- Timely prepare a complete application for SIJS and competently represent the minor client before the USCIS and the immigration court; and,
- Represent the client in a trauma-informed, age-appropriate manner.

Please note: This training is appropriate for attorneys with an active California license. Volunteer Attorneys for SIJS need a California license because the cases involve work in California state court.

Space is limited, and RSVPs are required. Please contact Pro Bono Program Assistant Rosa Vargas at rvargas@casacornelia.org, or 619-231-7788, x 334.