MCLE: U Visa: How to Assist Immigrants Who Have Been Victims of Crimes

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.

Attorneys in Los Angeles can play a big role in helping immigrants who have been victims of serious and often violent crimes gain lawful status in the U.S., by utilizing the U Nonimmigrant Status (U visa) program. This training will teach you how to apply for a U visa on behalf of victims and their families, including those who are facing deportation proceedings and urgently need assistance.

Class covers:

  • Background on U Nonimmigrant Status, including its requirements and benefits
  • Overview of the necessary forms and supporting evidence
  • How to obtain police reports and law enforcement certification (I-918, Supplement B)
  • Practice advice and tips from experienced practitioners

Earn 1.5 hours general MCLE credit

Presented by Patricia Ortiz, Evelyn Cedeño-Naik, and Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project:
Patricia Ortiz has been the program director for the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project since July 2015. She joined the Esperanza team in August 2013 and was a Managing Attorney for its Representation Program before becoming its new leader. During her time at Esperanza, Patricia has specialized in representation for detained adults with mental illness and has overseen the program’s Asylum Workgroup, which has provided services to hundreds of minors.

Evelyn Cedeño-Naik is the Supervisory Attorney for Esperanza’s newest program, Immigration Court Help-Desk (ICH). She is from Guayaquil, Ecuador and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of three. She earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan, where she acted as Race and Curriculum Chair for Michigan’s Journal of Race & Law and Secretary-Treasurer for Michigan’s Legal Advocates for Children and Youth. During law school, she interned with the United States Attorney’s Office and the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

Registration fees: $50
Non-refundable, payment reserves spot
A portion of registration proceeds go to Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project

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