REPRESENTING UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH: SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS (SIJS)

Date: 
Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) is searching for volunteer attorneys who are willing to help the rising number of unaccompanied Central American youth who are fleeing violence and unrest in their home countries.  Over 2,800 minors have been placed in Maryland, giving our state the highest number of unaccompanied children per capita.  Any lawyer, whether Maryland-barred or not, is eligible to volunteer in this effort by providing pro bono representation to these vulnerable children and/or mentorship to other pro bono attorneys. 

Interested volunteers are invited to attend the below free training which will be suitable for attorneys of all experience levels. A live webinar is also available. To join the Unaccompanied Youth Pro Bono Project as a volunteer attorney, mentor, or interpreter and/or to register for the training, visit www.probonomd.org.  For questions about the project, please contact Jennifer Larrabee, PBRC Deputy Director, at jlarrabee@probonomd.org or 443-703-3049.

 

REPRESENTING UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH: SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS (SIJS)

Co-Sponsored by Department of Human Resources, Governor’s Office for Children, Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Department of Family Administration for the Administrative Office of the Courts, and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland

 With the support of the MSBA Immigration Law Section & the MSBA Family & Juvenile Law Section

 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

The Judiciary Education and Conference Center

2011D Commerce Park Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401

 

Attendees may choose one or both of the following:

Morning Session: State Court Proceedings

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Filing for custody or guardianship and predicate finding of abuse, abandonment, or neglect

Faculty: Van T. Doan, Esq.

 

Afternoon Session: Immigration Court Proceedings

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Filing for Special Immigrant Juvenile Visa and Permanent Residency

Faculty: Naima Said, Esq.

 

Attorneys who take this training:

  • Must agree to accept 1 pro bono case within 1 year of the training.
  • Will have access to malpractice insurance, mentors, & sample pleadings.
  • Do not need to have experience in this area.
  • Do not need to be barred in Maryland.

 

Questions about the Unaccompanied Youth Pro Bono Project? Contact PBRC Deputy Director Jennifer Larrabee at 443-703-3049 or jlarrabee@probonomd.org

 

Questions about registration? Contact PBRC Training & Records Manager Kiah Pierre at 443-703-3046 or kpierre@probonomd.org

 

To register, please visit: www.probonomd.org 

Location
Location Name: 
The Judiciary Education and Conference Center
Address1: 
2011D Commerce Park Drive
City: 
Annapolis
State: 
MD
Zip: 
21401
Contact
Name: 
Kiah Pierre
Phone: 
443-703-3046
Sponsor: 
Department of Human Resources, Governor’s Office for Children, Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Department of Family Administration for the Administrative Office of the Courts, and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland

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