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Pro Bono Library Items Archive

Pro Bono Library Tag: Asylum
  • A Guide to Adapting Trauma-Informed Lawyering Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    This guide provides practical tips and strategies for attorneys to implement trauma-informed principles while balancing public health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, including adaptations for virtual meetings and interviews with clients.

  • March 2020 Pro Bono Network Webinar: COVID-19 Updates and Strategies, T Visa Nuts and Bolts

    Tahirih’s Director of Legal and Social Services, Kursten Phelps, provides updates as of March 18, 2020, on the status of immigration agency and Tahirih’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as strategies for implementing trauma-informed lawyering strategies with clients in the context of social distancing or quarantine. Then, Kursten and Litigation Counsel Richard Calderone review the most critical law and policy updates from the last month, including changes to the Immigration Court Practice Manual. Finally, at the 50:27 mark, DOJ Accredited Representative Chelsea Naylor and Immigration Attorney Sasha Bershad walk listeners through the nuts and bolts of human trafficking, T visa eligibility, and practice pointers for successful applications.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.

     

  • Template Motion to Extend Pre-Hearing Brief Page Limit

    The Immigration Court Practice Manual was updated on February 21, 2020, to impose a 25-page limit on the body of pre-hearing briefs. This template motion may be used to request that an immigration judge on your case permit a higher page limit. Judges are not required to grant these motions, and like any motion, it must comport with the rules of the Immigration Practice Manual.

  • February 2020 Pro Bono Webinar: Consular Processing 101, Plus Late-Breaking Updates

    Tahirih’s Director of Legal and Social Services Kursten Phelps and Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone for a review of late breaking updates on immigration law and policy. Then, at the 32:03 mark, Tahirih Houston Supervising Attorney Samantha Del Bosque delves into the best practices and strategies for consular processing of U and T derivatives.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.

  • January 2020 Pro Bono Briefing and Training: Fee Waiver Strategies, Plus Late-Breaking Updates

    Tahirih’s Director of Legal and Social Services Kursten Phelps and Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone for a review of late breaking updates on immigration law and policy. Then, at the 29:04 mark, Tahirih Houston Immigration Staff Attorney Libby Hasse delves into best practices, strategies, and practice pointers for successful USCIS fee waiver requests.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.

     

     

  • Sample Client Affidavit and Letter of Need

    Included is a sample client affidavit and letter of need. These documents were prepared for a fee waiver request.

  • December 2019 Pro Bono Briefing and Training: Immigration Court 101, Plus Late-Breaking Updates

    Tahirih Litigation Counsel Richard Caldarone and Director of Legal and Social Services Kursten Phelps review litigation and case law updates related to the treatment of Matter of A-B-, Convention Against Torture eligibility, adverse credibility determination case law, MPP (“Remain in Mexico”) and expedited credible fear process updates along the border, and more.  At the 22:228 mark, Greater DC Managing Attorney Adilene Nuñez Huang walks through critical information you need to know before representing your pro bono client in immigration court.

    You can access the recorded webinar here.