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U Visa Immigration Relief for Immigrant Crime Victims

Friday April 12, 2013

San Joaquin College of Law, 901 5th Street, Clovis, CA 93612
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

U Visa Immigration Relief for Immigrant Crime Victims

Interested in learning more about U Visas and how you can help our immigrant community?

This one day event has experts in immigration law that will give you in-depth information about the U Visa from the requirements that need to be met through the final process of getting a U Visa approved for your clients. To register contact Kasi Welte at kwelte@sjcl.edu or 559-323-2100.The program has been sponsored by the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic and the Immigration Law Clinic Alumni Council.

Program

1:00-1:15pm

Welcome & Introduction

Justin Atkinson

Director of the New American Legal Clinic

Professor of Law

San Joaquin College of Law

Scott Mossman

Attorney at Law

Law Office of Scott A. Mossman

1:15-2:15pm

U Visa Non-immigrant Status

Overview of eligibility requirements for U Visa non-immigrant status, who can qualify as a derivative, and inadmissibility waivers.

Sarah Kate Heilbrun

Attorney at Law

Haley Nelson & Heilbrun LLP

Sally Kinoshita

Deputy Director

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

2:15-2:30pm

Break

2:30-3:15pm

Applying for the U Visa

Covering certification issues, brief overview of the U Visa form, where to file, best practices for documentation, and submitting the petition

Janie Munoz-Tafoya

Team Leader

Central California Legal Services

Jessica Smith-Bobadilla

Legal Director of the New American Legal Clinic

Professor of Law

San Joaquin College of Law

3:15-3:30pm

U Visa Adjustment of Status

Overview of eligibility requirements for U Visa adjustment of status, petitioning qualifying family members, and age out issues.

Sally Kinoshita

Deputy Director

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

3:30-4:00pm

Questions & Answers

 

$25 to attend or $50 for 2.75 hours of MCLE credit

 

Presenters

Justin B. Atkinson

Professor Atkinson is the Director of the New American Legal Clinic. He currently teaches Contracts and has taught Remedies at San Joaquin College of Law.

Jessica Smith Bobadilla

Professor Smith Bobadilla, Legal Director of the New American Legal Clinic, has practiced immigration law for over 10 years. She has represented many clients in family and employment based cases, citizenship petitions, and has represented asylum seekers and foreign nationals in removal proceedings pending before the Executive Office of Immigration Review.

Sarah Kate Heilbrun

Sarah Kate Heilbrun practices exclusively Immigration and Nationality Law, with a particular emphasis on removal defense, family based immigration, appeals, naturalization, and victims of crime. She is a UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic Alumni Council Board member.

Sally Kinoshita

Sally Kinoshita, Deputy Director for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (IRLC), helps lead a number of collaborative and capacity-building projects and oversees the organization's marketing and communications development. Sally has written extensively on immigration relief for abused immigrant women and children.

Scott Andrew Mossman

Scott Andrew Mossman is an attorney who has practiced immigration for almost a decade. His practice emphasizes removal defense, immigration and naturalization applications for noncitizens with criminal convictions, and appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and Ninth Circuit. He is a U.C. Davis Immigration Law Clinic Alumni Council board member.

Janie Munoz Tafoya

Janie Muñoz-Tafoya is the Family/Immigration Law Team Leader for Central California Legal Services (CCLS), providing free legal services to low income persons and families in Fresno, Tulare, Kings, Merced, Mariposa, and Tuolumne counties. Janie is a native of Fresno and a child of immigrant parents and siblings.

Sponsored by:

UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
AILA Northern California Chapter
San Joaquin College of Law New American Legal Clinic