Legal Strategies for Immigrant Survivors Facing Detention and Removal

Event Date: 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 16:00
Event Location: 
General Electric Company (Boston)

Advanced Legal Strategies for Immigrant Survivors Facing Detention and Removal

When:
Monday, April 24, 2017 from
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Where:
General Electric Company 
41 Farnsworth Street Boston, MA 02210

This is a FREE event

Join the Victim Rights Law Center and Women's Bar Association for a lively discussion and training on lesser-utilized but powerful forms of advocacy for immigrant survivors of sexual and domestic violence in these uncertain times. How can we use habeas petitions to protect survivors from detention, transfer, and/or removal?  What are family preparedness plans and how can they be best used to help immigrant survivors facing separation from their families? What are best practices for using VAWA confidentiality provisions to defend the privacy, liberty, and safety of survivors in criminal and civil proceedings?
Sharpen your skills, share strategies, and find inspiration at this timely event!

As space is limited, registration preference will be given to legal services attorneys, attorneys within DV/SA agencies, and active pro bono attorneys affiliated with the organizations that have made this event possible. 

Faculty:
Rachel Biscardi
, Deputy Director Women’s Bar Foundation/Women’s Bar Association
Laura Burnett, Staff Attorney, Women’s Bar Foundation
Jackie Kelley, Immigration Attorney/Equal Justice Works Fellow, Irish International Immigrant Center
Mithra Merryman, Senior Attorney, Greater Boston Legal Services
Trina Realmuto, Litigation Director, National Immigration Project
Nency Salamoun, Staff Attorney, Victim Rights Law Center
Hema Sarang-Sieminski, Senior Attorney, Victim Rights Law Center

Co-Sponsored by the Victim Rights Law Center & Women’s Bar Foundation with special thanks to General Electric Company for hosting this event.

Questions? Please contact us!

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