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10/19 in #NYC: @HumanRights1st Asylum Law Training

October 4, 2011

via: Sara Faust, Legal Assistant, Refugee Protection Program

Since 1978, Human Rights First has worked to protect and promote fundamental human rights around the world.  Human Rights First’s Refugee Protection Program assists indigent refugees from all backgrounds who have fled persecution on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion, and who are seeking asylum in the United States.

Many of these asylum seekers are in urgent need of legal representation to prepare their cases for adjudication by judges at the Immigration Court.  Others need representation before the Asylum Office.

On Wednesday, October 19th, 2011, Human Rights First will sponsor a training seminar for attorneys interested in becoming volunteers with our asylum legal representation program, and others interested in learning more about asylum law.  The seminar will take place at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, located at 450 Lexington Avenue.  The training will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. and will run until 8:30 p.m., with registration from 5:30 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.   An immigration judge, an asylum officer, a representative who can speak about working with survivors or torture, and Anwen Hughes, senior counsel at Human Rights First, will speak on techniques for representing asylum applicants and recent developments in asylum law.

CLE credit will be available for participants of this training.

The training is free of charge, and no prior experience in immigration law is necessary.  Participants should RSVP to Sara Faust at by EOB on October 14, 2011.

Human Rights First is a non-governmental organization which works to promote international human rights and refugee protection.  Human Rights First’s Refugee Protection Program has played a leading role in advancing fairness and non-discrimination for those seeking asylum in the United States.


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