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Bond Basics and Strategies for Representing Clients Subject to Prolonged Detention (Webcast)

Wednesday April 19

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online Webcast, United States
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
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  • Source: Pennsylvania

The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Bond Basics and Strategies for Representing Clients Subject to Prolonged Detention on April 19, 2017 from 12:00 pm -3:00 pm Eastern.

Each year in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security places over 400,000 in immigration detention. Data shows that release from immigration detention on bond not only allows noncitizens to avoid detention during exceedingly lengthy court proceedings, but also, greatly increases their success rates in ultimately avoiding deportation. Because individuals in Immigration Court proceedings generally only have one chance at a bond hearing and bond is so vital to their cases, lives, and families, it is imperative to have a firm grasp of basic bond issues, such as how to adequately prepare clients for bond hearings. 

Even attorneys who have had experience handling bond hearings will benefit from a thorough review of the constantly evolving legal determinations of bond eligibility and the legal issues that often arise after bond is denied.

This two-part training is designed to provide immigration attorneys with the basic tools necessary to represent detained clients during bond hearings, and also the knowledge to zealously advocate for clients who may be subject to prolonged detention.  This training will also present information about efforts by advocates in Northern California to prepare for heightened enforcement and detention actions by ICE, and how you can help detained immigrants.

What You Will Learn
  • Who is Eligible for Bond? – Overview of How to Determine Bond Eligibility Based on the Client’s Immigration History and Criminal Background
  • How Do I Prepare for a Bond Hearing? – General Mechanics and Tips on Preparing Clients and Witnesses for Custody Hearings
  • Prolonged Detention – Discussion of “Joseph Hearings” in Relation to Mandatory Detention, as well as “Rodriguez Hearings”
Who Should Attend

All attorneys interested in or currently assisting immigrant clients who are detained or subject to conditions of custody, including private and pro bono attorneys, public interest and non-profit organization attorneys, would benefit from attending this program. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of immigration law but need not have prior experience with representing detained clients.

More Information and Registration

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE-PA Credits
    Credit Status: Approved
    Total Credits: 2.50
    General: 2.50

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Under current rules, lawyers have the option of completing six (6) hours per compliance year of distance learning by participating in pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

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