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BBA Webinar: Special Considerations when Representing Immigrant Youth, Part 1

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Description:

The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link.

The BBA presents a two part series to prepare pro bono volunteers to work with Immigrant Youth. Join PAIR's Elizabeth Badger for this introductory pro bono training on working with undocumented immigrant youth.  

In this session, Attorney Badger will cover the reasons why many children flee to the U.S. alone despite the dangerous journey and what they face on their way to the U.S. and at the Southern border.  She will provide interview tips and guidance on how to work with minor clients; discuss techniques to draft affidavits and gather supporting documents; and cover one powerful form of immigration relief, Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Status, so that these youth may stabilize their legal status. SIJ Status is available to immigrant children who have been abused, abandoned, and/or neglected by one or both parents, and who meet other criteria.  Attorney Badger will cover the probate court and the immigration processes of helping your client win SIJ Status.

Attorney Badger has worked in immigration law for nearly twenty years, focusing on representing non-citizen children, asylum-seekers, victims of crimes, and persons in prolonged immigration detention. She is a national expert in asylum law and has an expertise in working with immigrant youth.

By registering, you are allowing the BBA to share your name and email with PAIR for future volunteer outreach. 

BBA Webinars & Virtual Events are supported by the Joan B. DiCola Fund. To learn more or support this fund, click here

 

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Badger
    • PAIR Project

 

Contact:

Noah Williams
nwilliams@bostonbar.org

 

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