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If you are interested in a specific training but are unable to attend, please contact Sarah Brenes at [email protected] for details about attending a training remotely.

Asylum Step by Step Training Series
Asylum clients are like no other clients in the legal system.  An asylum client’s experiences and trauma span the globe and involve some of the worst human rights violations of our time. Successfully communicating their story poses unique and fascinating challenges for advocates. From filing the application to preparing for an immigration interview, an asylum applicant faces an intensive and daunting immigration process that many worthy applicants cannot navigate. 
Asylum Step By Step is a four-part series designed to provide volunteer attorneys with skills and techniques necessary to successfully represent asylum seekers, to help avoid common pitfalls, and to give advocates an opportunity to learn from experienced attorneys.
You may sign up for one or all of the sessions. Application will be made for one CLE credit for each session.  
  • "Getting the Story Out" > Thurs., Sep. 18, 2014, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

  • "In Her Own Words" > Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

  • "Corroborating the Story" > Thurs., Nov. 20, 2014, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

  • "Telling the Story" > Thurs., Dec. 18, 2014, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

*Please note: this series is designed as an in-person training; however, teleconferencing may be available. Please contact Sarah Brenes for more information: 612-746-4684 or [email protected]

2014 Asylum Volunteer Trainings
  • Training to Represent Central American Refugees > Sep. 25 OR Oct. 17

  • 2014 Annual Asylum Conference > Nov. 14
Remote Training Opportunities Available

The Advocates for Human Rights offers a number of asylum-based trainings throughout the year. A number of these trainings are now available for viewing at your own convenience.

  • Asylum Corroboration and Testimony Webinar
  • Three-Hour Comprehensive Asylum Basics Training

  • Getting the Story Out - Asylum Affidavits Webinar

  • Select Sessions from the 2013 Asylum Conference
         Global Trends in Refugee Protection
         Asylum Basics: The Affirmative Filing Process with a Gender-Based Claim
         Working with Victims of Trauma
Every Third Tuesday: Volunteer Orientation

Please join us for an informal introduction to handling a pro bono asylum case as a volunteer attorney with The Advocates for Human Rights. Join Refugee & Immigrant Program Staff Attorney Sarah Brenes to learn more about taking on a case, including how to find out about available cases, the timeline of a typical case, ethical obligations, finding and using interpreters, and other topics.

Click here for CLE Credit Codes for Past Trainings
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