Litigation and Advocacy for UC in the Next Four Years - January 27, 2017

Steven Halpert, Juvenile Division Chief, Harris County Public Defender Office
Chloe Walker, Tahirih Justice Center Houston Attorney
Dalia Castillo-Granados, CILA Director
Helen Lawrence, The Law Office of Helen Lawrence
Former Immigration Judge Eliza Klein
Brandon Roché, CILA Senior Staff Attorney

Lessons from the Juvenile Justice System

From an expert in juvenile defense work, suggestions on how to incorporate effective strategies into your own work in defense of children facing deportation.

Speaker: Steven Halpert, Juvenile Division Chief, Harris County Public Defender Office

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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Texas State Court Tips

Description: Tips to keep in mind in seeking state court orders for special immigrant juveniles in light of guidance provided by the new USCIS policy manual on SIJS.

Speakers: Chloe Walker, Tahirih Justice Center Houston Attorney
and Dalia Castillo-Granados, CILA Director

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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Procedural Remedies

Description: Tips from one of the authors of the very helpful practice advisory titled “Strategies for Suppressing Evidence and Terminating Removal Proceeding for Child Clients.”

Speaker: Helen Lawrence, The Law Office of Helen Lawrence

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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Mock Immigration Court Hearing and Tips

Description: A mock hearing on a Respondent’s Motion to Terminate Removal Proceedings, applying strategies learned during the prior presentation by Helen Lawrence.

Speakers: 
Immigration Judge – Eliza Klein
Trial Attorney – Brandon Roché, CILA Senior Staff Attorney
Counsel for Respondent – Helen Lawrence

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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Juvenile Law 101

Presented by the Harris County Public Defender Office
Steven H. Halpert, Juvenile Division Chief

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.
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Procedural Protections

Presented by Helen Lawrence

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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State Court Tips For SIJS Cases

DALIA CASTILLO‐GRANADOS, DIRECTOR ABA CHILDREN’S IMMIGRATION LAW ACADEMY
CHLOE WALKER, STAFF ATTORNEY TAHIRIH JUSTICE CENTER

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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Special Issues in Representing Unaccompanied Children - September 16, 2016

Crimmigration

Crimmigration: A criminal law meets immigration law training focused on juvenile adjudications and how they might impact applications for common relief including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and asylum.

Speaker: Jordan Pollock, Dallas County Public Defender’s Office

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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Key Federal Statutes & Litigation

Key Federal Statutes & Litigation: A close‐up review of key federal statutes, the Flores settlement agreement, Perez‐Olano litigation, and other key federal litigation impacting the rights of unaccompanied children.

Speaker: Dalia Castillo‐Granados, CILA

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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Crafting Your BIA Appeal

Crafting Your BIA Appeal: Helpful guidance on crafting a winning BIA appeal from a federal litigation expert.
Speaker: Geoffrey Hoffman, University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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The Northern Triangle Today

The Northern Triangle Today: An update on some of the harsh realities of life in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras today.
Speaker: Oscar Chacón, Alianza Americas

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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Fundamentals of Representing Immigrant Children in State & Immigration Proceedings - April 1, 2016

Family Law 101

An overview of all Title 5 requirements in a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship

Speaker: Chloe Walker (Tahirih Justice Center Houston)

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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Advanced Family Law for Immigration Practitioners

An advanced family law discussion of registration and modification of foreign orders, as well as options and timelines for attorneys once an order is denied.

Speaker: Angela Stout (The Stout Law Firm)

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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The Attorney-Expert Relationship in Immigration Matters

An expert’s perspective on producing an expert report, and how to utilize expert reports in children’s immigration cases.

Speakers: Luis Zayas (Dean, UT School of Social Work) and Dalia Castillo-Granados (CILA)

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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Child Development & Child Interviewing Techniques

A review of child/adolescent development as it relates to understanding the immigration process, and tips for how to most effectively interview child clients.

Speakers: Luis Zayas (Dean, UT School of Social Work) and Brandon Roché (CILA) 

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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Non-legal Community Resources for Your Clients & Incorporating a Social Services Program

A review of Texas-wide resources available for your clients, and how to build a social services element as part of your legal practices.

Speakers: Guadalupe Fernandez (Tahirih Justice Center Houston) and Kristin Zipple-Shedd (Asylum & Human Trafficking Clinic at South Texas College of Law) 

Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children Network.

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