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Strategies for Success in Asylum Cases

October 8, 2013
Audio Seminar

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Strategies for Success in Asylum Cases

This 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on October 8, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

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As more world crises make headlines, the number of people seeking refuge in the United States continues to rise. This seminar discusses strategies that can be employed by practitioners in building asylum cases. It also covers recent hot topics in the realm of asylum and refugee law.

  • The Process of Credible and Reasonable Fear Interviews
  • Strategies in Getting Detainees Released: Bond Hearings and Parole
  • Evolving Case Law and Legal Strategies in Particular Social Group Claims
  • Presenting a Case Before the Immigration Court: REAL ID Act and Corroborating Evidence
  • Asylum EAD Clock Litigation Impact: A.B.T., et al. v. USCIS
  • Utilizing Protection Under Article 3 of the Convention Against Torture (CAT) in Difficult Cases


Christopher Strawn (dl), Seattle, WA
Christopher Strawn is a staff attorney at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and the director of the asylum unit since 2006. Previously he was an associate at the law firm of Gibbs Houston Pauw in Seattle, Washington, and a clerk for the Honorable Marsha J. Pechman, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. He graduated from Harvard Law School and has a certificate in refugee studies from the University of Oxford.

Catherine A. Reynolds, Washington, DC
Catherine Reynolds, of the Garfield Law Group, LLP, in Washington, D.C. has been practicing immigration law since 1996. She handles complex immigration matters before USCIS and EOIR with notable success litigating asylum cases before U.S. Courts of Appeals and the BIA. She is currently Treasurer for the D.C. AILA Chapter. She received her law degree at Loyola, New Orleans and is admitted to the Maryland Bar.

Carlos Spector, El Paso, Texas
Carlos Spector is a sole practitioner in El Paso, Texas. He is a past chair of the AILA Texas Chapter. Mr. Spector received his J.D. from the Texas Southern University (1988).

Seminar Recording

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Registration & Pricing

  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 "Strategies for Success in Asylum Cases" audio seminar takes place Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 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 10/7/2013.

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