ABA Announces App to Aid Pro Bono Lawyers Representing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children, April 9, 2015
The American Bar Association Working Group on Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors, an Immigrant Child Advocacy Network, has launched the ICAN Yammer group, a free, online mobile-application resource. The app supports pro bono attorneys new to immigration law and representation of children by leveraging the expertise of mentors and experts nationwide. Get more information in the ABA news release.
PBI Program on Language Access in Pennsylvania Courts and Administrative Agencies, March 16, 2015
The Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) will be presenting a program titled "Opening the Courthouse Doors to Limited English Proficient Individuals: Language Access in PA Courts and Administrative Agencies" on March 16 at multiple locations across the commonwealth. The program will be presented live at the CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Bldg. (now Macy's), 10th Floor, Ste. 1010, Philadelphia , with same-time simulcast at locations across the commonwealth. For more information, go to the PBI website .
New Website Launched on Unaccompanied Minors, January 2015
The Immigration Advocates Network and the American Bar Association, in partnership with Pro Bono Net, have announced the launch of a new website, the Unaccompanied Children Resource Center at www.uacresources.org. It was created in response to the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children seeking refuge in the United States. The site brings together the country's leading bar association, pro bono lawyers, and resources from leading immigrants' right organizations to increase access to justice and reduce barriers for children navigating the deportation process. It features training manuals, webinars and practice advisories to help nonprofit legal staff and pro bono attorneys represent children in proceedings. It also includes a national directory of volunteer opportunities for pro bono lawyers, links to key resources, and up-to-date news and events. For the families and guardians of unaccompanied children, the site offers basic legal information, including videos on what to expect in immigration court, and plain language materials on immigration law and procedure. Children and their guardians can search for legal help through a national directory of nonprofit legal service providers. The website is updated regularly with news, upcoming trainings and events, new developments in the law, materials for clients, and highlights on initiatives and partnerships that share information, match children to counsel, and more. Take a moment to explore the site. Questions and feedback can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
USCIS Welcomes More Than 3,000 New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremonies Across the Country, Nov. 7-14, 2014
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will highlight service members, military spouses and veterans taking the Oath of Allegiance to become U.S. citizens at naturalization ceremonies in honor of Veterans Day. In all, USCIS will welcome more than 3,000 new citizens at nearly 40 naturalization ceremonies taking place across the country Nov. 7-14. Read more.
Immigration Advocates Network e-Conference Information for Nov. 3-7, 2014, on the PAProbono.net Website
Nov. 3: Immigration Advocates Network's Third Annual e-Conference: Screening for Other Relief
Nov. 4: Immigration Advocates Network's Third Annual e-Conference: Unaccompanied Minors and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
Nov. 5: Immigration Advocates Network's Third Annual e-Conference: Common Grounds of Inadmissibility
Nov. 6: Immigration Advocates Network's Third Annual e-Conference: DACA and Administrative Relief: Strategies for Potential Criminal Complications
Nov. 7: Immigration Advocates Network's Third Annual e-Conference: U Visas for Workplace Crimes
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration and Family Courts, Oct. 14, 2014
Dechert LLP presents this CLE program in Philadelphia. Get more information .
Immigration Equality's Asylum 101 Program, Feb. 10, 2014
A CLE Seminar titled Immigration Equality's Asylum 101 presented by Dechert LLP and Immigration Equality on Feb. 10 in New York City and Washington, D.C. Find out more.
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
For more information, contact Mary Weaver, executive director, at the York County Annex Building, Suite I, 112 Pleasant Acres Road, P.O. Box 20339, York, Pa. 17402; 717-600-8099 office; 717-600-8044 fax; email@example.com.
Volunteers Needed for Pro Bono Citizenship Weekend 2013, April 20-21
Volunteers Needed for Pro Bono Citizenship Day in Philadelphia, March 31, 2012
Immigration Advocates Network Website
American Immigration Lawyers Association Creates New Pro Bono Program, Aug. 11, 2011
New York Immigrant Representation Study Preliminary Findings, May 2011
Immigrant Eligibility for Disaster Assistance Brochure