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Pro Bono Library Items Archive


  • Pro Bono Network Webinar: Policy Updates & Trauma Informed Interviewing Tips, February 24, 2021

    Our goal at the Tahirih Justice Center is to train and educate you with the knowledge and skills to effectively fight alongside immigrant survivors. We seek to build on prior webinar trainings and knowledge to assist you in providing trauma-informed access to safety and justice for your clients.

     

    This month, we will build on last year’s “Strategies for Declaration Drafting” webinar and dive deeper into trauma-informed interviewing skills for clients during a pandemic. We will provide you with insight on how trauma can impact a survivor of violence and practical interviewing tips to utilize when working with a survivor of violence.

     

    Please join Tahirih Litigation Counsel, Richard Calderone and the Co-Directors of Client Advocacy, Adriana Lopez and Adilene Nunez Huang to learn about policy updates and the impact of trauma on survivors of violence.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

  • Policy Updates After the Transition, January 27, 2021

    At the start of 2021, we have already experienced some swift executive orders and new policy memos from the new administration that are starting to alleviate some of the challenges practitioners and immigrant survivors face, but there is still a lot of work to do. And we are determined to equip you with the knowledge to continue fighting alongside immigrant survivors on their journeys to safety and justice.

     

    Please join Tahirih Litigation Counsel, Richard Calderone, for our first webinar of 2021 to hear about updates on policies and litigation that may impact your work with immigrant survivors.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

  • Tahirih Pro Bono Network Webinar: Policy Updates & Intro to Safety Planning, April 21, 2021

    Join our upcoming “Introduction to Safety Planning” webinar to hear from safety planning experts who will share some basic information on what it is, how to identify safety issues clients may be facing, and different ways to connect your client to resources to address their safety needs. We will also be joined by Richard Calderone, Tahirih Litigation Counsel, who will provide policy and litigation updates that may be relevant to your client’s case.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

  • Tahirih Pro Bono Network Webinar: Policy Updates & The Nuts and Bolts of the Battered Spouse Waiver, June 16, 2021

    For our June Pro Bono webinar, we are excited to present key information to assist you in handling Battered Spouse Waiver cases.

     

    You will have the opportunity to learn:

     

    • Best practices for approaching Battered Spouse Waiver cases
    • How to help lawful permanent resident survivors of violence remove conditions on their green cards without having to rely on the abusive spouse in the immigration process

     

    Battered Spouse Waiver cases are included in our Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) caseload, and we want to prepare our pro bono partners with the information and skills needed to successfully handle these types of cases.

    Anusce Sanai, a supervising attorney in our Greater DC ─ Baltimore Regional office, will lead the webinar and you will also hear from Richard Calderone, Tahirih Litigation Counsel about policy and litigation updates.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

  • Tahirih Pro Bono Network Webinar Policy Updates & Intermediate Issues in T -Visa Applications, Aug. 18, 2021

    This month our August Pro Bono webinar digs deeper on issues in T visas with a webinar that builds upon our March 2020 presentation on T visa Nuts and Bolts. As we continue to see Requests for Evidence issued on nuanced aspects of the T visa filing, we want to equip you with practice pointers on intermediate issues such as:

     

    • The “present on account of” element;
    • Distinctions between trafficking and domestic violence relationships that followed; and
    • Present danger of retaliation for derivatives.

     

    As this is an intermediate webinar, we will not cover basic elements of the T visa. Sasha Bershad, a supervising attorney in our Greater DC ─ Baltimore Regional office, will lead the webinar and you will also hear from Richard Calderone, Tahirih Litigation Counsel, about policy and litigation updates.

    You can find the recording of the webinar here.

  • 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.