Presentation exploring how to use expert witnesses in asylum cases in immigration court. With the many changes that have taken place with asylum law and precedent under this administration, expert witnesses have become an increasingly critical part of presenting an asylum case in court. Whether using an expert for country conditions, mental health evaluations or another relevant case element, the presenters will guide participants through the questions and analysis they need to consider regarding expert witnesses.
Produced for the Vera Unaccompanied Children’s Network
July 14, 2020
- Elizabeth (Chiqui) Sanchez-Kennedy, Director of Immigration Legal Services at the YMCA International Services
- Elissa Steglich, Clinic Professor for the Immigration Clinic at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law