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Winning Withholding of Removal and Convention Against Torture Cases

July 7, 2020
Web Seminar

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Presented 7/7/2020
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-07-07

Is your client barred from asylum? If so, this seminar is for you. Our expert panelists will address practical tips for how to represent your clients in successful applications for withholding of removal or protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT).

Featured Topics

  • What Are the Requirements for Withholding of Removal Under INA §241(b), Withholding of Removal Under CAT, and Deferral of Removal Under CAT?
  • Isn't It Just Like Asylum? Derivatives (or Lack Thereof), Credibility Standards, and the Many Ways That Seeking and Winning Alternative Relief Is Distinct from Asylum
  • How to Prepare Successful Evidence, Experts, and Testimony for a Withholding of Removal or CAT Case
  • Post-Grant Issues: What Happens After Your Client Is Granted Withholding or Deferral of Removal?
  • The Effects of COVID-19 on Withholding of Removal and CAT Cases

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. Order Recordings


Hilary A. Han (DL), Seattle, WA

Hilary A. Han is a partner at Dobrin & Han, a Seattle immigration law firm. The firm represents non-citizens facing removal before the immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the federal courts, as well as immigrants seeking asylum, lawful permanent residence, and naturalization.

Christina Brown, AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee, Denver, CO

Christina Brown is a private immigration attorney in Denver, Colorado. Her law firm handles various types of immigration-related cases, with an emphasis on defensive asylum. Christina is also the founder and executive director of the Colorado Asylum Center, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping those seeking asylum fight for justice. She has chaired the AILA Colorado Asylum Committee for the past three years. She currently sits on the AILA National Asylum and Refugee Committee.

Amanda Doom, Plano, TX

Amanda Doom provides contract services for solo practitioners and is Of Counsel at Oosterhof Law Office, PLLC. She specializes in removal defense and asylum. Her immigration experience includes work with non-profits such as Justice AmeriCorps and Catholic Charities of Dallas, as well as time in private practice. Mrs. Doom received her J.D. from Case Western University School of Law.

Denise Hunter, Washington, DC

Denise Hunter (pronouns: she/her/hers) is Senior Staff Attorney – Immigration at Whitman-Walker Health. She provides direct representation and pro bono mentoring on immigration, name change, and other legal matters affecting the LGBTQ community and individuals living with HIV. Denise serves on AILA DC Chapter’s Pro Bono, Citizenship Day, and Arlington Asylum Office Liaison Committees. She received her JD from George Washington University Law School and is licensed in DC and MD.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.
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The Winning Withholding of Removal and Convention Against Torture Cases web seminar takes place Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 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 July 6, 2020.

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