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Central American Asylum Cases

August 4, 2015
Audio Seminar

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  • $199.00

Central American Asylum Cases

Special Pricing: AILA Members can register for the live event for only $59.00!

This 90 minute audio seminar was recorded live on August 4, 2015, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

With an increased amount of attention on Salvadoran, Guatemalan, and Honduran asylum-seekers at the southern border, Central American asylum cases remain one of the hottest topics in asylum litigation. Our expert panel discusses some of the most common factual scenarios and brainstorms strategies to win.

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  • Common Factual Scenarios: Domestic Violence and Gender-Based Claims, Gang Resistance, and Whistleblowers
  • The Asylum Office: Preparing for Credible Fear, Reasonable Fear, and Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC) Interviews
  • Immigration Court Issues: UAC "Surge" Cases and the "Rocket Docket"
  • Creative Strategies for Framing the Claim


Dree Collopy (dl), AILA Asylum & Refugee Liaison Committee Chair, Washington, DC
Dree Collopy is a Partner of Benach Ragland LLP. A recognized asylum expert, Dree chairs AILA National's Asylum Committee and is the author of AILA's Asylum Primer. She also co-directs the Immigration Litigation Clinic at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where she is a member of the adjunct faculty. Dree obtained her J.D. from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and her B.A. from Grinnell College.

Stephen Manning, AILA Board of Governors, Portland, OR
Stephen Manning is an attorney in Portland, OR with Immigrant Law Group PC and a director at the Innovation Law Lab, a capacity-building nonprofit for solo and small firm immigration lawyers.

Paul S. Zoltan, Dallas, TX
Paul S. Zoltan has practiced exclusively immigration law since 1992. A co-founder of the Child Refugee Support Network of Dallas, Mr. Zoltan has served as liaison between AILA's Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico Chapter and the Houston Asylum Office. He served six years on a grievance panel of the State Bar of Texas, and has chaired the boards of directors of Proyecto Adelante and the Center for Survivors of Torture, as well as the advisory board of the Dallas office of the International Rescue Committee. For over a decade, he coordinated the Dallas Section of AILA. He has taught both Immigration Law and Legal Writing and Reasoning at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Free Downloadable Seminar Recording Included with Live Registration Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days from the seminar date.

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  Registration Price
AILA Member/International Associates $59.00
AILA Members’ Paralegals $59.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $59.00
AILA Law Student Members $59.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "Central American Asylum Cases" audio seminar takes place Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 08/03/2015.

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CLE credits must be reported within one week of the seminar date on AILA’s webCLE site. Credits not reported on webCLE by the deadline will be subject to an administrative fee as of January 1, 2015.

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