Finding Compassion in Litigation Law-U and T Visas-Downloadable

Finding Compassion in Litigation Law-U and T Visas-Downloadable

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Recording Date 1/19/12
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Audio Seminar
SKU AS2012-01-19-DL

Some of the most tragic stories an immigration lawyer hears may come from victims of terrible crimes. The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 may provide these victims with immigration relief. This seminar will guide the practitioner through the nuts and bolts of preparing and filing these petitions to help these clients take steps toward a better life.

Key Topics Include:

  • How to Screen Crime Victims for U and T Eligibility
  • Differences Between the U and T Visa
  • How to Work with Law Enforcement
  • How to Prepare the U or the T Visa Petition
  • Possible Alternatives

*Please note, your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit depending on the date of the original presentation. Please visit the CLE Center to view details on your jurisdiction’s credit restrictions and CLE requirements.

Approved: AK, CA, CO, GA, HI, IN, ME, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OK, OR, PA, SC, TX, VT, VA, WA, and WV. To view the number of CLE credits you may claim for completing this 90-minute seminar, please use our CLE Calculator or visit webCLE.

Pending: DE, IL, IA, KY, LA, NC, OH, PR, WI, and WY. To view CLE information for these states, please visit webCLE.

  • Attorneys must apply individually for approval of OnDemand programs in the following states: FL, ID, and UT.
  • Not Eligible for CLE: AL, AR, KS, MN, RI, and TN.

For more information about CLE credit, please email

Gail Pendleton (dl), Plymouth, MA

Gail Pendleton is co-founder of the National Network to End Violence Against Immigrant Women and co-director of ASISTA, a national immigration law technical assistance project funded by the federal Office on Violence Against Women. Formerly associate director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, where she worked for twenty years, she received the AILA Human Rights Award in 2001.

Gloria Goldman, Tucson, AZ

Gloria A. Goldman has practiced immigration and nationality law in Tucson, Arizona since 1991. Ms. Goldman represents clients in the areas of business immigration, family immigration, citizenship, as well as, complicated deportation matters. Her clients include scientists, artists, battered women and children, and individuals who seek political asylum. She is proud to say that she practices with her son, Maurice, in the firm Goldman and Goldman.

Suzanne Tomatore, New York, NY

Suzanne Tomatore is the director of the Immigrant Women and Children Project at the New York City Bar Association's City Bar Justice Center. Ms. Tomatore represents survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, child abuse and violent gender-based crimes in immigration matters and trains and mentors other attorneys to do so. She has trained community-based organizations, health-care providers, law enforcement and government officials, including international delegates from the U.S. Department of State International Visitors Program, on human trafficking.

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