The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL) is pleased to announce its 2022 summer webinar series. We invite legal services attorneys and paralegals and pro bono attorneys to join us for weekly no cost Thursday lunch webinars. Each webinar will last 60 minutes. Participants will receive an electronic copy of any materials relevant to the subject of the webinar.
These webinars will be facilitated by legal staff of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law. The Center has won major class action impact cases in state and federal courts around the country and has trained hundreds of attorneys and paralegals in the past. You may register for any of the webinars you wish to join. To participate in any of these webinars, please register by clicking here. A zoom link will be sent to you following your registration.
Thursday, June 23rd, 12-1:00 PM PST
Topic: Constitutional Law for Legal Services and Pro Bono Attorneys: Protecting Due Process and Equal Protection rights of indigent clients
Description: This training webinar is intended to convey to legal services and pro bono attorneys basic information necessary to identify constitutional claims on behalf of low-income clients regardless of the substantive areas of law involved and to describe how best to gather and present evidence in support of constitutional claims before administrative agencies or the courts.
Presenter: Peter Schey
Thursday, June 30th, 12-1:00 PM PST
Topic: President Trump’s Title 42 and Remain in Mexico Policies: Status of Litigation to Rescind These Policies
Description: This webinar outlines the Trump administration’s use of Title 42 and his Remain in Mexico policy to block immigrants from entering the U.S. and will discuss ongoing litigation brought by several states challenging the Biden administration’s attempted rescission of these policies.
Presenters: Peter Schey and Taylor Koehler
Thursday, July 7th, 12-1:00 PM PST
Topic: Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Petitions: Casa Libre v. Mayorkas – The Right to Prompt Adjudications and Employment Authorization and the issuance of final regulations regarding the issuance of SIJ visas
Description: This training webinar will provide an overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and the challenges SIJ petitioners face in obtaining a Form I-765 Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”). The training also will discuss the Center’s ongoing lawsuit against the Biden administration to provide prompt work permits to SIJ petitioners and challenging the final regulation’s stop-start rules employed when calculating the 6 months USCIS has to adjudicate SIJ applications.
Presenters: Peter Schey and Daniel Bral
Thursday, July 14th, 12-1:00 PM PST
Topic: Representation of Large Groups of Clients: When, Why and How to Seek Class Certification
Description: This training webinar will provide an overview of the rules relating to class certification in federal and California courts. We will discuss the requirements to certify a class in federal court or in the California courts, how to define a class, how to avoid mootness of proposed class representatives, and the benefits of bringing a case as a class action.
Presenters: Peter Schey
Thursday, July 21st, 12-1:00 PM PST
Topic: Asylum Practice for Legal Services Attorneys: Recent Court Decisions Describing Asylum Eligibility
Description: This training webinar will provide an overview of recent policy developments and court decisions in asylum law including Supreme Court and lower federal courts of appeals and Board of Immigration Appeals decisions.
Presenter: Peter Schey and Daniel Bral
Thursday, July 28th, 12-1:00 PM PST
Topic: Asylum Based on Membership in a Particular Social Group: How are the Administration and the Courts Defining Membership in a Particular Social Group
Description: This training will outline the process for applying for asylum based on membership in a particular social group. It will evaluate the impact of Attorney General Garland’s June 2021 memo vacating Matter of L-E-A- and Matter of A-B.
Presenters: Peter Schey and Margaret Davenport
Thursday, August 4th, 12-1:00 PM PST
Topic: Motions to Suppress In Removal Hearings: How and When to Seek the Suppression of Evidence in Removal Proceedings
Description: This training provides a detailed overview of motion to suppress principles in removal proceedings. It explains controlling Supreme Court precedent and Ninth Circuit case law challenging Fourth Amendment and regulatory violations to advance successful exclusionary rule arguments.
Presenters: Peter Schey and Margaret Davenport
To participate in any of these webinars, please register by clicking here. A zoom link will be sent to you following your registration. Any questions please email Daniel Bral at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law