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Responding to Zero-Tolerance: Credible Fear and Immigration Bond Hearing Training
This event is AT CAPACITY. We are no longer taking names for a wait list. Please utilize Periscope to live stream the training, or view the video on our website within 24 hours after the training ends.
If you can’t make it to our live presentation, follow us on Periscope where we will be live streaming! Get ready by downloading Periscope to your mobile device, creating a Periscope account, and following the Austin Bar at @austinbarassociation. CLICK HERE for instructions on how to sign up for Periscope. CLICK HERE to go directly to the Austin Bar Periscope channel.
FOR THOSE VIEWING ON PERISCOPE: CLICK HERE FOR COURSE MATERIALS AND A COPY OF THE POWER POINT. You can also fill out a form on the linked page to receive the CLE course number. Texas attorneys may self-report to the State Bar of Texas.
The training will also be video taped and available at austinbar.org after the training has been completed.
The Austin Bar Civil Rights and Immigration Section is hosting a training for attorneys to help families separated upon entering the United States. Asylum seekers whose children have been taken from them need pro bono attorneys to assist them on the very first part of the asylum request process – the credible fear interviews and bond hearings. This will allow these parents to reunite with their kids.
Training will be provided by UT School of Law immigration clinic professors Barbara Hines, Denise Gilman and Elissa Steglich. Attendees will earn 2 hours of CLE, including .5 hours of ethics.
The training will be capped at 100 participants, and those attending must be committed to taking a pro bono case to handle either a credible fear interview or a bond. Spanish speakers are preferred. Non Spanish speakers are also welcome, but interpreters are needed. The Austin Bar is working on finding interpreters who are willing to help.
Limited free parking is available in the parking garage at 816 Congress. Participants are encouraged to walk, carpool, ride share, or use street parking, if possible. Parking will be validated for those parking in the 816 Congress parking garage. Bring ticket to the reception desk to be stamped.
Parking and snacks included.
2 hours partic. CLE
0.5 hours Ethics