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21st Annual Asylum Conference

21st Annual Asylum Conference

Join local and national asylum experts and government officials to learn the basics of asylum law and practice.  Experienced immigration attorneys and asylum volunteers will get up-to-date information about new legislation, cases, and policies affecting asylum seekers.  Register now for this essential course.

  • The Basics of Asylum
  • Membership in a Particular Social Group: A Gender Analysis
  • Preparing the Asylum Case
  • Practice Before the Chicago Asylum Office
  • Working with Survivors of Torture
  • Advanced Practice: Asylum Law Legislative and Federal Court Updates
  • Emerging Issues in Asylum Law
  • Immigration Court Practice

Faculty includes Deborah Anker (Harvard Law School Immigrant and Refugee Clinic); Maria Baldini-Poterman (Scott D. Pollock & Assoc. PC); Benjamin Casper (Attorney at Law); Immigration Judge Joseph Dierkes; Karen Ellingson (Attorney at Law); Kim Hunter (Attorney at Law); John Keller (Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota); ICE Assistant Chief Counsel Kevin Lashus; Anne Lockner (Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP); Immigration Judge Kristin W. Olmanson; Nancy Peterson (Attorney at Law); ICE Assistant Chief Counsel Daniel Pornschloegl; Dr. Patricia Shannon (Center for Victims of Torture); Dinesh Shenoy (Ingber & Aronson, PA); Virgil Wiebe (University of St. Thomas School of Law)

6 Standard CLE Credits To Be Applied For.

Cost: $125 - General; $50 - Nonprofit/Government Employee; $30 - Student.