“To Mandamus or Not?” is Often the Question

New CILA-NILA Recorded Webinar + Practice Advisory Now Available

Greetings everyone!  Many of you have reached out to us with issues of government inaction in your cases, wondering if it would be wise to file a mandamus action, and if so, just how to go about it. In response to your requests, we recently collaborated with NILA to provide you with an informative webinar, recorded earlier this month and now available to view, titled Litigating Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Delay Cases: Mandamus and Administrative Procedures Act (APA).

In the hour-long webinar, NILA’s Mary Kenney and Katie Kelsh cover how mandamus and Administrative Procedure Act (APA) claims can be used to compel the government to adjudicate overdue petitions for SIJ classification. Designed for immigration practitioners who may not frequently appear in federal court, the webinar provides an excellent overview of the elements needed for a successful mandamus or APA claim, with a particular focus on Fifth Circuit law. The webinar is supplemented by a detailed practice advisory that includes an example template complaint for an SIJS delay case.

We hope you find this training, practice advisory, and template to be useful. The webinar has been approved for 1.0 participatory hour of CLE credit by the State Bar of Texas, and you can obtain the course number after completing the CLE credit survey posted next to the recording. If you are licensed to practice law in another jurisdiction, the same survey allows you to request a letter of attendance you can provide to your Bar to seek CLE credit. Once you have accessed the resources, please do let us know what you think or these resources by completing the Feedback survey. And if you have ideas for other trainings that could assist you in your practice, do let us know!