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This program will lead attendees through the entire lifecycle of an asylum
case beginning with the steps leading to the initial hearing in front of an
Immigration Judge, to an appeal in front of the Board of Immigration Appeals,
through an appeal at the First Circuit. This course is essential for
attorneys who want to understand the law as it applies to seekers of
asylum and who are new to representing asylum clients. This program
will also provide current practitioners with a thorough review of the
current law and standards of review.
Course materials will include sample pleadings as well as relevant articles
and caselaw. The panel of practitioners experienced with asylum
appeals will share their best practices in addition to providing topical
I. Introduction to the Asylum Process and Discussion of Representing an
Asylum Seeker in front of an Asylum Officer, at the Affirmative Stage
II. Arguing a Defensive Asylum Case in Front of an Immigration
III. Appealing the Decision of an Immigration Judge to the Board of
IV. Appealing the Decision of the BIA to the First Circuit
Ilana Greenstein, Kaplan, Friedman &
Thomas Hutchins, Immigrant and Refugee Appellate
Lory D. Rosenberg, IDEAS Consultation and
Howard A. Silverman, Ross Silverman LLP