Unaccompanied Minors Pro Bono Project

uacOn Friday, October 16th, the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center and the Legal Services of Southern Piedmont will hold a day long training CLE at the Charleston School of Law at 414 King St. in Room 107/109 for the unaccompanied minors pro bono project.

What is the unaccompanied minors pro bono project?  The purpose of this project is to help local attorneys understand Special Juvenile Immigrant Status (SJIS), immigration removal defenses, and to represent unaccompanied minor children in South Carolina Family Courts.

Unaccompanied minors, living in South Carolina, will need legal representation in South Carolina Family Courts to obtain SIJS status and avoid deportation.  This CLE will provide an overview of the project, information about immigration law and removal defenses, and suggested strategies for working with these children to avoid deportation.  Sue Berkowitz, Nina Cano, Amanda Keaveny, John Duffy, Susan Chang, and Lisa Smith-Butler will be speaking.

Register here for the CLE.

About Lisa Smith-Butler

Lisa is the Associate Dean for Information Services at the Charleston School of Law, Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library. She teaches Advanced Legal Research & Children & the Law.
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