Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Process Training
The Role of State Family Courts in the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Process
Presented by: The Children & Family Justice Center (CFJC) at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Bluhm Legal Clinic
DCBA Immigration Law/Family Law
Wednesday 6/22/16 12pm-2pm at the Attorney Resource Center
The training will provide an overview of the special immigrant juvenile status process and explain the role state family courts play in this process.
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· Description of the population and special immigrant juvenile status (“SIJS”) (30-45 minutes)
· Panel presentation by Cook, DuPage, and Kane county lawyers who have handled cases and obtained SIJ predicate orders. The panelists will focus on the role of the family law attorney in the SIJS process. (1 hour)
· Brainstorming/Q &A session (30 minutes)
The goals of the training are (1) provide an overview of the SIJS process and the population eligible for SIJS; (2) explain how state courts play a role in the SIJS process and the role of the family law attorney; and (3) develop a referral network of pro bono and low bono attorneys in DuPage.
The presenters would also like to provide resources and create an online community for those interested in taking cases. They plan on developing a SIJ Family Law Listserv where attorneys in IL can post and answer questions.
As a reminder only DCBA Members will receive MCLE Credit for this presentation.
Pizza, salad and beverages will be provided to those who register in advance.