Representing Immigrant Youth: Ethics and Other Emerging Topics in Special Immigrant Juvenile PracticeRepresenting Immigrant Youth: Ethics and Other Emerging Topics in Special Immigrant Juvenile Practice
December 6, 2013 | 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m
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.
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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.
Olga Byrne, Project Director, New York Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Project, Fordham Law School Feeerick Center for Social Justice
Perspectives From Immigrant Youth
Interviewing Youth: The Importance of Cultural Competency and
11:30am-12:30pm Courtroom Advocacy
Moderator: Deborah Lee, Senior Staff Attorney, Sanctuary for Families
Moderator: Elizabeta Markuci, Director, Immigration Project, Volunteers of Legal Service
For more information, please contact Wilma Tamayo-Abreu at email@example.com.