Empowering Most Vulnerable—Ethics of Rep. Those Who Lack Capacity  AC15

Empowering Most Vulnerable—Ethics of Rep. Those Who Lack Capacity AC15

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Recording Date 6/20/15
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 60 min.
Format MP3 / PDF
SKU AC15-S440-DL
Noncitizens with capacity issues related to mental incompetence and age have been afforded special protections under immigration law and policy. This panel will discuss the ethics of representing those requiring special protection in immigration cases.

Key Topics Include

  • What Legal Protections Are Available, DHS and EOIR Policies & Guidance
  • Professional Obligations Under State Bar Rules and Agency Conduct Rules
  • How to Determine Whether Your Client Lacks Capacity
  • Providing Effective Assistance of Counsel When Your Client Lacks Capacity
  • Who Has the Authority to Decide? Working with Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) and Family Members; Dealing with Conflicts, and Preserving Confidentiality
CLE credit is available in most jurisdictions for this conference recording. Please visit the webCLE AC OnDemand Module for specific details on your jurisdiction and for specialized credit information.

To receive CLE credit, attorneys must record sessions attended and the CLE codes provided via webCLE. Instructions on how to record your CLE credits are included in your written materials.

The OnDemand Recording format does not qualify for CLE credit in the following jurisdictions: AR, IA, MN, RI, and TN.

Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit based on the date of the original presentation. Please view the OnDemand Downloadable and CD-Rom Expiration Chart for more details.
Cynthia Lucas (DL), Los Angeles, CA

Stacy Cozart, AILA ProBono Committee Chair, Independence, OH

Kenneth A. Mayeaux, Baton Rouge, LA

Jack H. Weil, Assistant Chief Immigration Judge, Falls Church, VA