Pro Bono Representation of Youth in Immigration Court: An Overview of Agency Policy & Practical Guidance

2024tue14may2:00 pmtue3:00 pmPro Bono Representation of Youth in Immigration Court: An Overview of Agency Policy & Practical Guidance

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The ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) invites you to a complimentary 1-hour CLE webinar providing an overview of agency guidance on children’s cases in immigration court. This presentation is geared toward attorneys interested in taking on a pro bono immigration case, practitioners working on a pro bono case, and practitioners new to children’s immigration law.

Specifically, the webinar will cover an overview of two agency memoranda issued by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the agency that oversees immigration courts, on guidance for children’s cases in immigration court and pro bono services. The webinar will also include a panel discussion by attorneys in the field to share their experience with juvenile dockets and ideas to effectively advocate for children in immigration court proceedings. For reference, the two Directors’ Memoranda (DM) that will be specifically covered in this webinar include:

The presentation will include information on ways to get involved in pro bono representation of children in immigration matters including an overview of CILA’s platform, Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation.

Speakers will include:

  • Maxwell Dietz, Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami Staff Attorney
  • Laura Egan, CILA Managing Attorney for Pro Bono & Communications
  • Amelia Friedman, CILA Staff Attorney for Pro Bono & Communications
  • Alexandra Rizio, Safe Passage Project Managing Attorney, Policy and Partnerships

The ABA will seek 1.0 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 1.2 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. Partial credit will not be provided.


May 14, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT-05:00)



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