Interested in Asylum Cases? We Can Help

Last night the BBA’s Immigration Law Section held a CLE titled “Asylum: Application Through Appeal” where speakers led attendees through the entire life cycle of an asylum case and provided thorough review of the current law and standards of review. This CLE was a must for attorneys who want to understand the law as it applies to seekers of asylum and who are new to representing asylum clients.

Attorneys learn about the current laws and lifecycle of an asylum case at the CLE “Asylum: Application Through Appeal."

Attorneys learn about the current laws and life cycle of an asylum case at the CLE “Asylum: Application Through Appeal.”

As our readers know, volunteer attorneys play a central role in these types of cases because asylum seekers often need pro bono representation. Beyond the Billable is always trying to help our lawyers find new ways to volunteer in the community, and it just so happens that two of the grantees of the Boston Bar Foundation (the BBA’s charitable arm) provide pro bono legal services to asylum seekers. Now it’s your turn. Read below for more:

(1) Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR): the organization recruits, trains, and mentors pro bono attorneys to provide pro bono representation for asylum seekers in Boston. Click here for more information.

(2) Community Legal Services and Counseling Center: The organization helps individuals apply for political asylum in the United States. Click here for more information.

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Posted on May 1, 2013, in Pro Bono and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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