​​Asylum Program Training

Asylum Law and Procedure Training
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 1:30-4:15pm, (2.5 hours of MCLE of credit available, with a 15 minute break)
Location: Casa Cornelia Law Center, 2760 Fifth Ave. Ste. 200, San Diego CA 92103

Learning objectives for the Asylum training:
While representing a client assigned by CCLC:
 1. Identify the statutorily-required elements for Asylum (and related protection) and legally-sufficient evidence to support the claim;
 2. 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
 3. Represent the client in a trauma-informed, age-appropriate manner.

Please note that this training will cover procedure for both adult and children's asylum cases.

RSVPs are required, as space is limited. If you are a licensed  Attorney and would like to participate in this training, please contact Pro Bono Program Director Katherine Paculba, at kpaculba@casacornelia.org, or 619-231-7788, x304.



Children's Program Training


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Victims of Crime Program Training 


Immigration Remedies for Victims of Serious Crimes: A Casa Cornelia Law Center Training for Volunteer Attorneys  (U Visas, T Visas, and VAWA)
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 2:00-4:15pm (2.0 hours of MCLE credit available, with 15 minute break)
Location: Casa Cornelia Law Center, 2760 Fifth Ave. Ste. 200, San Diego CA 92103


U Visas are for victims of serious crime in the U.S. who cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation and/or prosecution of the crime. T Visas are for Victims of human trafficking. Self-petitions under the Violence against Women Act (VAWA) allow certain abused spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens and certain spouses and children of permanent residents to file an an immigrant visa petition for themselves, without relying on their abuser. 

The Victims of Crime Program will host a training providing volunteer attorneys with an overview of the statutorily-required elements for U nonimmigrant status, T nonimmigrant status, and self-petitions under the Violence against Women Act, and legally-sufficient evidence to support the claim. The training will cover how to timely prepare a complete application for the appropriate immigration relief, and competently represent the client before the USCIS.


​RSVPs are required, as space is limited. If you are a licensed  Attorney and would like to participate in this training, please contact Pro Bono Program Director Katherine Paculba, at kpaculba@casacornelia.org, or 619-231-7788, x304.


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