How to Help Young Immigrants Apply for Deferred Action CLE

One hour of free CLE is being offered to attorneys who want to gain experience in immigration law, particularly representing children and young adults to obtain employment authorization through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Staff from Pisgah Legal Services’ Justice for All Project and members of the Federal Bar Association for the Western District of North Carolina (FBA) will explain the requirements that an applicant must meet in order to qualify for DACA and how attorneys can assist in the application process. In exchange, attorneys participating in this free CLE will be encouraged to participate in the FBA’s Project to Address Urgent Needs of Low-Income Immigrant Children in our area.

The FBA and PLS will be sponsoring a series of DACA clinics this winter to help immigrant children navigate the DACA application process.  Attorneys who attend the free CLE are encouraged to offer their pro bono services at one of these clinics and/or by guiding one or two children (and their parents) through the application process.

The seminar takes place November 7th, from 11:45 – 1:00 at Roberts & Stevens Law Firm. Lunch will be catered by Roman’s Deli. Space is limited. Please contact Shoshana Fried at shoshana@pisgahlegal.org if you are interested in attending the CLE or for more info about related volunteer activities.

The DACA CLE and community outreach clinics have been made possible with limited funding from the FBA Community Outreach Grant Program. The application for CLE credit is pending.