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Special Protections for Immigrant Victims of Violence

Friday March 23 , 2012

  • By: Pro Bono Center of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Allegheny County Bar Association
    Koppers Bldg., Conference Room A.
    436 Seventh Ave.
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Contact:
    Barbara Griffin
    Pro Bono Center of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation
    412-402-6668
  • Website: www.acbf.org
  • Source: Pennsylvania

The Pro Bono Center of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation will be holding a program entitled Special Protections for Immigrant Victims of Violence on March 23, 2012, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Allegheny County Bar Association, Koppers Bldg., Conference Room A.

Every day, immigrant women suffer domestic abuse from their spouses. Many of them are unaware that domestic violence is illegal in the United States, and most are unaware that there is assistance available to them regardless of their immigration status.

Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), victims of domestic violence who are married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident are eligible to apply for immigration status and even a green card independent of their abusive spouses.

If you are interested in helping a victim of domestic violence navigate the immigration processes to become a permanent resident, please attend this training on March 23, 2012, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Allegheny County Bar Association.

The program will be presented by Sheila Velez Martinez, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Breakfast will be served.

Click here to see a brochure with more information about this program.

Registration is limited to ten attorneys, who must agree to take a case. Approval by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 2.5 substantive and 1 ethics CLE credits is pending.

To register, contact Barbara Griffin at bgriffin@acba.org or 412-402-6668 with your e-mail address and attorney ID number.

  • CLE Credit Comments: Approval by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 2.5 substantive and 1 ethics CLE credits is pending.
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