|Hofstra University School of Law is offering a free training for lawyers and legal service providers on Strategies for Litigating Gang Allegations and Gang-based Persecution in the Age of Trump.
Friday, April 20, 2018 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Room 206 | Hofstra Law School
This half-day CLE will explore the sources and admissibility of gang allegations in immigration cases, and present strategies for addressing these allegations, including both due process issues and discretionary relief. The CLE will also address ethical issues around representation where there are gang-affiliation allegations, and how to fit gang-based persecution into a successful asylum claim. Presenters include lawyers who have been at the forefront of litigating issues around gang allegations and gang-based persecution.
This program qualifies for 3 CLE credit in areas of professional practice and 1 CLE credit in ethics.
There is NO FEE. An RSVP is required.
Registration deadline: April 18, 2018
For more information, please contact Roni Amit at Roni.Amit@hofstra.edu
8:30-9 a.m. | Coffee and Check-In
9-10:15 a.m. | Sources and Admissibility of Gang Allegations
Part 1: Understanding How Gang Allegations Enter Immigration Cases
Speaker: Nermeen Arastu, Talia Peleg, and Maya Leszczynski,
Part 2: Challenging the Admissibility of Gang Allegations
Speaker: Paige Austin, Staff Attorney, New York Civil Liberties Union
10:30-11:45 a.m. | Strategies for Litigating Relief Against Gang Allegations and Gang Persecution
Part 1: Gang Allegations and Discretionary Relief in Immigration Court
Speaker: Stephanie Gibbs, Supervising Attorney, Safe Passage Project
Part 2: Fitting Gang Persecution into a Successful Asylum Claim
Speaker: Lauris Wren, Clinical Professor of Law and Attorney-in-Charge, Asylum Clinic, Hofstra Law
Noon-1 p.m. Ethical Issues in Litigating Gang Allegations
Speaker: Theo Liebmann, Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Programs and Attorney-in-Charge, Youth Advocacy Clinic, Hofstra Law
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (CLE) CREDITS
New York CLE credits are available to satisfy the mandatory, nontransitional requirement for attorneys attending the program.
Lawyers admitted in jurisdictions other than New York should check with those jurisdictions to determine CLE requirements in their states.
For more information regarding CLE contact Judith Black, Judith.N.Black@hofstra.edu.