THE JOSEPH A. VAIL
ASYLUM & MENTAL DISABILITIES WORKSHOP

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THE JOSEPH A. VAIL

ASYLUM & MENTAL DISABILITIES WORKSHOP

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER

 

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University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic in Conjunction with Catholic Charities and YMCA International Present the 2013 Joseph A. Vail Asylum and Mental Disabilities Workshop

Friday June 7, 2013

Seating is limited to 85 participants per session.

UH Law Center BLB Room 240

Morning Session: Asylum Basics

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
2 CLE Credit Hours and 1 Ethics Credit Hour
Breakfast and Registration begins at 8:00 A.M.

  • Burdens of Proof: Asylum, Withholding and CAT
  • How To Avoid Pitfalls in the Preparation of the I-589 and Affidavit; Preparation for Affirmative Asylum Interviews
  • CIS Asylum Office: Answers to Questions regarding Procedures, Training of Officers, Library Resources, Attorneys in Interviews and Interpreters
  • Psychological Trauma as it Relates to the Client's Testimony in Asylum Cases

Afternoon Session: Asylum and Mental Disabilities

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
3 CLE Credit Hours
Lunch and Registration begins at 12:00 P.M.

  • Mental competency and mental illness as they affect immigration court proceedings
  • Emerging Issues: gang-related cases, fugitive disentitlement doctrine, asylum clock settlement and related court procedures
  • Research: How to Get Up to Speed on Asylum Issues. CIS Asylum Adjudicators Manual,
  • EOIR Practice Manual, EOIR Bench book, AIC Practice Advisories
  • Preparing for the Hearing on the Merits: Direct, Cross, Objections
  • Mock Hearing
  • Practical Tips from the Bench, Honorable Howard Rose