1735 Market Street, 51st Floor
HIAS Pennsylvania and Nationalities Service Center (NSC), both non-profit organizations providing resettlement and immigration and nationality law services to immigrant communities in Philadelphia, are pleased to present a free CLE training on Asylum Law.
Ayodele Gansallo, Esq., LLM, of HIAS PA
Jonah Eaton, Esq. of Nationalities Service Center
Special appearance by Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, The Honorable Judge Weil (awaiting HQ Approval) and a representative from the Newark Asylum Office
HIAS PA and NSC will provide training on basic asylum law as applied in the United States.
This is a complex, yet important area of law, offering the opportunity to represent and assist those seeking humanitarian protection from persecution in their home countries. With the current focus on immigrants, the need for pro bono representation for pro se applicants has never been greater. Areas to be covered include the definition of asylum, qualification criteria and the standards of proof that apply to this form of relief. We will also touch on asylum claims based on membership in a particular social group, which in many ways offers opportunities to expand the law. The training will equip participants to handle asylum cases pro bono.
The impact of winning asylum cases is life-changing, both for the respondent and for pro bono counsel. HIAS PA and NSC also provide on-going mentoring to those who are willing to give of their time.
Attorneys will receive 4.5 free substantive CLE credits if they accept a HIAS or NSC case within 6 months of the training.
Lunch will begin at 11:30am with the session beginning at 12pm.