Pro-bono training on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
Training and technical assistance for attorneys interested in understanding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status to represent undocumented minors who have been abandoned, abused or neglected.
Registrants must attend all three sessions:
Nov. 12, 2015 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Nov. 20, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jan. 28, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Click here for print materials: Obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Findings in Connecticut Probate Courts
- Representing Children and Adolescents
- TVPRA: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
- Conn. Law: Abuse, Neglect, Abandonment
- Probate Court Jurisdiction
- Selected Portions of the Probate Court Rules of Procedure
- Probate Court Forms and Motions Practice
SIJS is a two part process:
If the state court, pursuant to a guardianship or child abuse and neglect proceeding, makes specific findings as to the immigrant child, the child can use the court order to apply for SIJS protection with the federal government.
Lawyers who register for this program will receive 18 hours of free legal training and technical assistance, in exchange for agreeing to provide legal representation in probate court for one child or youth. Your potential client will be referred to you by the International Institute of Connecticut.
Registration limited to 30 people.
For questions, please email Attorney Edwin Colon.
To register, please email Elizabeth Wilson.
Please click here for a flyer about this free training opportunity for Connecticut attorneys.