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  1. CLE: Haitian Immigration Legal Assistance Program Volunteer Training

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    Register for this CLE.

    When: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 — 6:00-8:00 pm
    Where: Brooklyn Bar Association Auditorium
    123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY
    2 MCLE CREDITS: SKILLS
    Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

    Presentations by:MEREDITH FORTIN, Staff Attorney, Lutheran Social Services of New York
    SARAH NOLAN, Project Coordinator, Brooklyn Defender Services

    Topics include: Temporary Protected Status (TPS): Initial and Re-Registration process: benefits and risks;
    eligibility requirements; fees and fee waiver requests
    Clinic Process: Intake; Filling Out Forms; Exit Procedures

    Volunteer Commitment:
    Last year, following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, many pro bono attorneys assisted at legal clinics throughout the city assisting Haitians in the United States with applications for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a legal status that allowed them to remain and work in the United States.  On May 17, 2011, the Department of Homeland Security announced an extension and re-designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals. Those with TPS have until August 22, 2011 to renew their status. Significantly, however, TPS is now available to those who arrived in the US up to a year after the earthquake. These individuals have until November 15, 2011 to apply. With this extension and expansion of TPS, there is once again the need for pro bono assistance to help with TPS applications. This course is FREE to those who agree to volunteer for a minimum of two three-hour clinic sessions with the Haitian Immigration Legal Assistance Program (HILAP) or Lutheran Social Services of New York. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

    Download the registration flier to register.

  2. CLE: TPS And Beyond – Legal Protections for Haitians Who Arrived Before and After the Earthquake

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    When: Thursday, October 7, 2010 – 6:00-8:00 pm
    Where: Brooklyn Bar Association – Auditorium
    123 Remsen Street, Brooklyn

    2 MCLE CREDITS: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
    Appropriate for both newly admitted & experienced attorneys

    Presented by Sarah Nolan, Project Coordinator, BDS
    Premila Reddy, HILAP Volunteer Attorney
    Marianne Yang, Immigration Unit Director, BDS
    Sarah Vendzules, Immigration Attorney, BDS
    Meredith Fortin, Staff Attorney, Lutheran Social Services of New York

    Topics Include: Deferred Action Status; Extension of Authorized Stay; Possible TPS for Haitians living here before the earthquake; Perspectives from a volunteer attorney; and more.

    Your Commitment:
    This course is open to attorneys who agree to volunteer for at least two sessions of the Haitian Immigration Legal Assistance Project (HILAP) before April 7, 2010. The HILAP program was created shortly after the January, 2010 earthquake to provide emergency legal assistance to Haitian immigrants in Brooklyn. HILAP clinics meet on alternate Mondays in Flatbush, Brooklyn; occasional weekend sessions may also be available. Experienced attorneys receive additional MCLE credit for every 6 hours of eligible pro bono service.

    To register, download the registration form.

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