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Pro Bono Library Items Archive

Pro Bono Library Category: Webinars
  • Afghan Asylum Screening and The Trauma-Informed Approach

    This training is designed to prepare you to screen AUW Afghan student service seekers for asylum. You have a script to use to conduct the screenings. Rather than review the script in great detail, we will use this time to provide a basic overview of the trauma-informed approach, as we anticipate that these service seekers will be survivors of trauma. As we review the trauma-informed approach, we will weave in examples of how the screening process and script incorporate sensitivity to trauma. We will also address cultural humility in general and provide some cultural background relevant to this service seeker population. With the skills and information you will learn in this training, and the substantive knowledge of the asylum process provided in the previous training, you will be prepared to provide trauma-informed, culturally humble asylum screening for this community.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

     

  • Tahirih Pro Bono: Afghan Asylum Training

    Please join us on November 9, 2021, to learn about the legal limbo facing arriving Afghan refugees and how you can help. After providing a real-time snapshot of the legal context, we will review the law of asylum with a special focus on cases involving gender-based persecution. The training will be presented by Tahirih Justice Center supervising attorney Sasha Bershad and CEO Archi Pyati.

    Tahirih is national non-profit providing free legal and social services to immigrants fleeing gender-based violence. In September, Tahirih launched a national helpline for arriving Afghan refugees and has since been providing support, information, referrals, and advocacy. This training will give you the tools and understanding to be a part of this response.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

  • Tahirih Pro Bono Network Webinar: COVID-19 and Policy Updates and Trauma-Informed Interviewing Tips

    Join Tahirih’s Co-Directors of Client Advocacy, Adriana Lopez and Adilene Nunez Huang and Litigation Counsel Richard Calderone for breaking updates on immigration law and policy, and relevant agency updates policy related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Then at the 25.09 marks, the panel Client Advocacy directors will be providing insight on how trauma can impact a survivor of violence and practical interviewing tips to utilize when working with a survivor of violence.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

     

     

  • Policy Briefing_Immigration Actions by the New Administration

    Join Tahirih’s Co-Directors of Client Advocacy Adilene Nunez-Huang and Adriana Lopez. Presenters will  begin discussion with an overview of the Newest Administration’s latest immigration actions and discuss how they impact Tahirih’s clients and our casework.

    Then at the 35:45 mark, the panel Tahirih’s Chief of Policy and Communications, Archi Pyati, will be reflecting on the number of executive orders and memos issued by the latest administration how it has significantly shifted the landscape for immigrant survivors seeking safety in the United States. Archi will be concluding presentation by identifying Tahirih’s priorities and expectations.

    *You can find the recording of the webinar here.

  • January 2021 Tahirih Pro Bono Network Webinar: Policy Updates at the Start of 2021

    Join Tahirih’s Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone for breaking updates on immigration law and policy, and relevant agency updates related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Then will move on to Substantive Legal Updates discussing the last two immigration regulations issued by the Trump administration. Litigation Counsel will turn to the new immigration and asylum executive orders signed by the new administration. Lastly, will be discussing what should we expect from the new administration. Ending with policy memos and sub-regulatory changes on both EOIR and DHS.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

  • NOVEMBER 2020 Tahirih Pro Bono Network Webinar: Immigrant Visa and Derivative Asylee Consular Processing

    Join Tahirih’s Litigation Counsel, Richard Caldarone will begin briefing on recent immigration law and policies including agency updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then at the 10:14 mark DOJ Accredited Representative, Chelsea Naylor, will discuss the basics of Immigration Visa and Derivative Asylee Consular Processing, including practice pointers and resources. A breakdown of immigrant visas vs non-immigrant visas. Additionally, covering the second part of consular processing, getting a client’s derivatives legally enter the united states with an immigrant visa and meet eligibility requirements.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

  • October 2020 Pro Bono Network Webinar: Strategies to Corroborate your Client’s Claim

    Join Tahirih’s Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone for breaking updates on immigration law and policy, and relevant agency updates related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Then at the 27:10 mark San Francisco Bay Area’s Executive Director, Morgan Weibel, will discuss Strategies to Corroborate your Client’s Claim. Whether you are seeking to meet your VAWA, T visa or U visa client’s burden on the “any credible evidence standard” or endeavoring to meet the heightened REAL ID Act requirements on credibility and corroboration for your asylum client, corroboration of your client’s facts and testimony is an essential element to a successful claim. In the October 2020 Pro Bono Network webinar, Tahirih staff will explore why corroboration matters and identify strategies to successfully corroborate your client’s claim through sources including primary evidence and affidavits from witnesses within the U.S. or abroad. As always, the panel also will brief attendees on recent immigration law and policy updates, including any relevant agency updates related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.