ABA National Celebration of Pro Bono*,
“Pro Bono Week,” is October 24-30, 2021
Join us!

Volunteer Attorney Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Time: 10:30 am – 11:30 am PT
Location: via Zoom, link to be provided the week of the event

Presenter: Managing Attorney of the Pro Bono Program, Katherine Paculba Lacher, Esq.

Due to the recent outpouring of interest from prospective volunteers in San Diego who would like to do pro bono work with Casa Cornelia, we invite licensed attorneys to attend our Pro Bono Week Volunteer Attorney Information Session. Information sessions are not MCLE events, but rather informal discussions where we can address your questions about pro bono all at once in a group setting. We will discuss the types of volunteer opportunities available, which types of cases might be the best fit for you, and the impact of recent changes in immigration policy on the populations we serve. We recommend you review the Volunteer Attorney Frequently Asked Questions prior to the Information Session. We look forward to meeting you!  Space is limited, and RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to Anne Bautista, at abautista@casacornelia.org or 619-231-7788 extension 326.

Asylum Law and Procedure Training
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time: 11:00 am – 1:15 pm PT (2.0 hours of MCLE credit available, with a 15 minute break)
Location: via Zoom, link to be provided the week of the event

Learning objectives for the Asylum training:
While representing a client assigned by CCLC:
– Identify the statutorily-required elements for Asylum (and related protection) and legally-sufficient evidence to support the claim;
– Timely prepare a complete application for Asylum (and related protection) and competently represent the client before the Immigration Court and/or the Asylum Office; and
– Represent the client in a trauma-informed, age-appropriate manner.

Presenter: Managing Attorney of the Litigation Program, Arwa Kakavand, Esq.

This training is for licensed attorneys. Space is limited, and RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to Anne Bautista, at abautista@casacornelia.org or 619-231-7788 extension 326.

* The 2019 ABA National Celebration of Pro Bono, aka “Pro Bono Week” – October 24-30, 2021 – is a national celebration of pro bono formed by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. Per the Committee, “this initiative provides an opportunity for legal organizations across the country to collaboratively commemorate the vitally important contributions of America’s lawyers and to recruit and train the many additional volunteers required to meet the growing demand. With the enthusiastic involvement of national, statewide and local partners, from all components of the legal profession, the National Pro Bono Celebration is creating a wave of positive energy about the pro bono movement in this country.”