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Representing Immigrant Youth: Ethics and Other Emerging Topics in Special Immigrant Juvenile Practice

Representing Immigrant Youth: Ethics and Other Emerging Topics in Special Immigrant Juvenile Practice

December 6, 2013 | 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m

Fordham University
113 West 60th Street
12th Floor Lounge | E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center
Lowenstein Center | Lincoln Center Campus

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status—an immigration benefit available to certain immigrant youth who have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or similarly mistreated by a parent—is a complex area of legal practice, requiring knowledge of both family and immigration law. On December 6, 2013, Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice and the New York County Lawyers’ Association are sponsoring a conference entitled Representing Immigrant Youth: Ethics and Other Emerging Topics in Special Immigrant Juvenile Practice, which will explore key issues, including adolescent development and trauma, courtroom advocacy techniques, and ethical challenges in SIJS practice. The opening panel will feature reflections from immigrant youth who have recently been through the legal process of seeking SIJS. The conference will provide concrete training on techniques that lawyers and other legal professionals may adopt to improve legal representation of immigrant youth as well as serve as a platform for thoughtful reflection on related issues underlying child and youth immigration.

CONFERENCE COST
CLE registration: $100 ($50 for Fordham Law alumni, academics, and public interest, nonprofit and government practitioners). Public service attorneys in need of financial assistance to attend this conference are invited to complete an online Scholarship Application:  www.surveymonkey.com/s/RepresentingImmigrantYouth-12-6-2013-Scholarship. Current Fordham Faculty, Staff and Students are exempt from payment and need to provide a Fordham email address to register for free.

CLE CREDIT AVAILABLE
This conference is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys and is approved for a maximum of 4 transitional and non-transitional credit hours according to the following allocation: 1.5 professional practice, 2.5 ethics.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. For more information please contact Wilma Tamayo at wtamayoabreu@law.fordham.edu.

   REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED    

For more information please contact Wilma Tamayo at wtamayoabreu@law.fordham.edu

Hardship Policy
Fordham University School of Law has a financial hardship policy. For more information, please contact the Office of Public Programming & CLE at 212-636-6945 or contact us via email at: lawCLE@law.fordham.edu

We thank the New York County Lawyers’ Association Foundation for its generous support.

PROGRAM 

8:30am-9:00am Registration

9:00am-9:15am 

Welcome

Olga Byrne, Project Director, New York Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Project, Fordham Law School Feeerick Center for Social Justice
Hon. J. Kevin McKay, Acting Justice, New York State Supreme Court, Ret. & Vice Chair, Justice Center, New York County Lawyers’ Association

9:15am-10:15am 

Perspectives From Immigrant Youth
Moderator: Lauren Burke, Executive Director, Atlas: Developing Immigrant Youth
Speakers: Olivia Adams; Luthfun Jui Nahar; Melody Li; Orayne Williams

10:15am-11:15am 

Interviewing Youth: The Importance of Cultural Competency and
Trauma-Informed Approaches
Moderator: Currey Cook, Senior Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal                    
Speakers: Dr. Eduvigis Cruz-Arrieta, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center
Myra Elgabry, Director, Immigrants’ Rights Project, Lawyers for Children
Martha Schneiderman, Deputy Director of Trials and Training, The Children’s Law Center

11:15am-11:30 

Break    

11:30am-12:30pm Courtroom Advocacy

Moderator: Deborah Lee, Senior Staff Attorney, Sanctuary for Families
Speakers:  Jennifer Anzardo, Staff Attorney, Sanctuary for Families
Shaylyn Fluharty, Staff Attorney, Catholic Charities Community Services
Lauren Lee, Staff Attorney, The Door
Tina Romero, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society
Maureen Schad, Pro Bono Attorney, Chadbourne & Parke
Megan Stuart, Staff Attorney, Urban Justice Center

12:30pm-1:50pm 

LUNCH
  
1:50pm-3:30pm 

Ethical Challenges 

Moderator: Elizabeta Markuci, Director, Immigration Project, Volunteers of Legal Service
Speakers: Theo Liebmann, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Kathleen Maloney, Attorney, Legal Aid
Peter S. Margulies, Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law
Michael Williams, Senior Staff Attorney, The Door

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For more information, please contact Wilma Tamayo-Abreu at wtamayoabreu@law.fordham.edu.