ABA National Celebration of Pro Bono*, “Pro Bono Week,” is October 20-26, 2019 Join us!

Volunteer Attorney Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Location: Casa Cornelia Law Center, 2760 Fifth Ave Suite 200, San Diego CA 92103

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 Pro Bono Program Assistant Rosa Vargas at rvargas@casacornelia.org, or 619-231-7788, extension 334.

Asylum Law and Procedure Training
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm (2.0 hours of MCLE credit available, with a 15 minute break)
Location: Casa Cornelia Law Center, 2760 Fifth Avenue, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92103

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.

This training is for licensed attorneys. Space is limited, and RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to Pro Bono Program Assistant, Rosa Vargas, at rvargas@casacornelia.org or 619-231-7788 extension 334.

* The 2019 ABA National Celebration of Pro Bono, aka “Pro Bono Week” – October 20-26 – 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.”