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Affirmative Asylum Procedures (Free Program)

Christine Lin, Directing Attorney, and Sayoni Maitra, Staff Attorney from the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies in San Francisco discuss the basics of affirmative asylum procedures. This highly informative and practical program will make sense of the affirmative asylum process—giving you knowledge that is immediately helpful and applicable.

 

1 hour MCLE Credit

Christine Lin, Directing Attorney, and Sayoni Maitra, Staff Attorney from the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies in San Francisco discuss the basics of affirmative asylum procedures. This highly informative and practical program will make sense of the affirmative asylum process—giving you knowledge that is immediately helpful and applicable.

Program Highlights:

  • Terminology
  • Preliminary issues
  • Overview of the affirmative asylum process and case planning
  • Factual development in asylum cases
  • Components of an asylum application
  • What happens at the Asylum Office
  • Client preparation

This program is appropriate for all levels.

On Demand CR55847-191

Live program recorded on December 5, 2018. 

 

 

Christine Lin, Directing Attorney, and Sayoni Maitra, Staff Attorney from the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies in San Francisco discuss the basics of affirmative asylum procedures. This highly informative and practical program will make sense of the affirmative asylum process—giving you knowledge that is immediately helpful and applicable.

Program Highlights:

  • Terminology
  • Preliminary issues
  • Overview of the affirmative asylum process and case planning
  • Factual development in asylum cases
  • Components of an asylum application
  • What happens at the Asylum Office
  • Client preparation

This program is appropriate for all levels.

CHRISTINE LIN

CHRISTINE LIN

Christine is a Senior Staff Attorney and the Managing Attorney of CGRS-California. Previously, she co-taught and supervised the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic at UC Hastings as the Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons, Greenwood, Harley & Oberman Foundation Clinical Teaching Fellow. Before joining CGRS, Christine served as the Legal Director of Hong Kong Refugee Advice Centre and co-taught refugee legal assistance clinics at the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to her time in Hong Kong, she represented clients at an immigration law firm in San Francisco. Through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, Christine began her legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, at the Los Angeles Immigration Court. Christine received her J.D. from American University and her Master of International Affairs from Columbia University.

SAYONI MAITRA

SAYONI MAITRA

Sayoni is a Staff Attorney at CGRS. Before joining CGRS, she worked at Sanctuary for Families as a Staff Attorney in the Immigration Intervention Project, where she represented survivors of gender-based violence and mentored pro bono lawyers in asylum matters. Sayoni first joined Sanctuary as an Equal Justice Works Fellow to advance protections for individuals facing child and forced marriage through representation in asylum and other humanitarian claims, community outreach, and legislative and policy advocacy. She has also interned with the Executive Office for Immigration Review at the Newark Immigration Court and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Beirut, Lebanon. Sayoni received her B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she participated in the Human Rights Clinic and served as Managing Editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and Policy Director of the Columbia chapter of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (now the International Refugee Assistance Project). She is admitted to practice in New York and speaks Bengali and Spanish

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Criminal Law
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Criminal Law