Continuing legal education
for corporate law firm attorneys
InMotion offers free, CLE-accredited, live trainings throughout the year in matrimonial, family and immigration law. Training sessions include a special focus on the impact of domestic violence on the lives of survivors and the challenges faced by immigrants.
Upon completing a training seminar, major law firm attorneys commit to taking a pro bono matter, either individually or as part of a team of two or more attorneys. Detailed practice manuals and sample documents are provided.
An inMotion attorney will be assigned to mentor you on your matter. Our experienced staff attorneys are available to consult with you, to answer questions and to review documents throughout your inMotion matter. Training videos are available for individuals who are unable to attend one of our scheduled training sessions. CLE credit is available for viewing our training videos.
Major law firm attorneys not yet admitted to the New York bar can work on a matter under the supervision of an admitted corporate law firm attorney pursuant to inMotion’s Student Practice Order. Contact inMotion for more information at CLEtrainings@inmotiononline.org.
Trainings are offered to major law firm attorneys who are willing to take an inMotion pro bono matter following the completion of the training course.
Pre-registration is required for all trainings.
|U Nonimmigrant Status: Obtaining Lawful Immigration Status for Crime Victims|
|Thursday, June 20, 2013|
12:30 – 2:30 pm
Sign-in and lunch at 12:30 PM
(register online or see contact information)
|Nixon Peabody LLP|
437 Madison Avenue
between 49th and 50th
New York, NY 10022
Esther H. Limb, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, inMotion, Inc.
|Please note that this training is open only to attorneys from major law firms.|
If you have any questions, contact us at CLEtrainings@inmotiononline.org.
2 CLE credits upon course completion
0.5 skills / 1.0 professional practice / 0.5 ethics
Up to 10 CLE pro bono credits for providing an inMotion client with direct legal representation (1 skills credit for every 120 minutes, up to a maximum of 10 credits per attorney registration period).
Attorneys will be trained to represent inMotion-referred clients in obtaining U Nonimmigrant ("U visa") status in the United States. U Nonimmigrant status is offered to a victim of certain crimes, like domestic violence and rape, who cooperates in the investigation or prosecution of her attacker. A grant of U Nonimmigrant status allows an immigrant and her derivative family members to work and live lawfully in the United States, and creates a pathway to their being able to obtain lawful permanent resident status. It also allows a derivative family member residing abroad to enter the United States lawfully to be reunited with the crime victim.
Procedural and substantive aspects of filing a request for U Nonimmigrant status with immigration authorities will be discussed in detail. Training manuals and sample documents will be provided at the training.
Attorneys attending the training will be assigned a case, which may involve representing a crime victim and multiple derivatives, normally her children, for pro bono representation. Attorneys are expected to commit to taking a case pro bono either individually or as part of a team. Experienced inMotion staff attorneys mentor and consult with pro bono teams throughout the course of representation.
The U Nonimmigrant Status application process is transactional and does not require that the attorney attend an interview with immigration authorities.
Please note that clients' children often reside abroad. In those cases, attorneys are expected to handle the derivative cases until the children successfully enter the United States. InMotion will provide video CLE training and materials for Consular Processing for U Nonimmigrant Visas. Please contact us for more information.
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