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6th Annual Champions for Immigrant Youth Symposium

2024fri31may11:00 amfri4:00 pm6th Annual Champions for Immigrant Youth SymposiumTwo-day training

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The purpose of CILA’s Symposium is twofold: to facilitate learning about working with children who entered the United States unaccompanied and to spotlight and celebrate the amazing work being done by our fellow advocates around the country.  

Across the country, advocates are working with courage, competency, compassion, and creativity to support children who entered the United States unaccompanied. The symposium will include presentations from these advocates on their experiences and expertise in working with children and youth in immigration proceedings, sharing legal strategies and best practices for working with youth. The training this year will cover a wide range of topics and will help advocates bolster their skills in working with unaccompanied youth to prepare their cases and to be more prepared advocates. Advocates working with either detained or released unaccompanied children will benefit from this training.

The presentations at the training will include:

• Companions Throughout the Journey: The Importance of Incorporating Rescreening During the Entire Span of an Unaccompanied Child’s Case

• You’re Not Stuck: Changing State Laws to Benefit Immigrant Youth

• Cultural Humility in Trauma-Informed Services: Auditing Implicit Bias to Provide Culturally Humble Legal Support

• Using Litigation as a Legal Strategy Tool when the System Fails

• Client-Centered Strategies to Develop the Record for Family and Gender-Based Violence Case in Immigration Court

• Legal Services for Children: Supporting Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth’s Integrations in the U.S.

• Clients in Crisis: Taking Action While Protecting the Immigration Case

• Without Options: Trends and Needs of Unaccompanied Children Aging Out of ORR Custody

The ABA will seek 6.0 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 7.2 hours of CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Please visit for general information on CLE at the ABA.


May 31, 2024 11:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT-05:00)



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