november, 2021

2021tue16nov1:00 pmtue2:30 pmWebinar: Working with Immigrant Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System: The Role of the Child’s Attorney

Event Details

Webinar Details:

Please join the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law and the Children’s Immigration Law Academy for the 4th webinar in our series, Working with Immigrant Families Involved in the State Child Welfare System.

This webinar will take a deeper dive for attorneys who represent children from immigrant families who are involved in the child welfare system. The session will offer tips on seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) predicate orders and explore how pursuing SIJS may intersect with elements of dependency and delinquency cases, including adoption and support for transition-age youth. Presenters will also highlight forms of immigration relief relevant to survivors of trafficking and other youth. This webinar will build on the foundation of our first webinar which provided a general, introductory overview of considerations for attorneys working with immigrant families and children using case studies at each phase of a child welfare court proceeding, and is found on the CILA website at


Randi Mandelbaum, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law, Annamay Sheppard Scholar, and Director, Child Advocacy Clinic, Rutgers Law School

Lauren Fisher Flores, Supervising Attorney, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES)

Karla Garcia, Attorney, Padilla Immigration Practice, Travis County Public Defender’s Office


Cristina Ritchie Cooper, Senior Counsel with the ABA Center on Children and the Law


(Tuesday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Zoom: see registration link in details