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  • October 18, 2018
    Join the Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center for a symposium about the impact of torture on a local, national, and global level. The keynote speaker is Susan Gzesh, executive director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago. NIJC Executive Director Mary Meg McCarthy will be speaking at this event. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit
  • October 25, 2018
    On October 25, 2018 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, NIJC will hold a training for pro bono attorneys interested in representing asylum seekers – including immigrant children and detained immigrants – before the asylum office and the immigration court.  New associates are particularly encouraged to attend.  Illinois CLE credit will be available, but space is limited!  Please contact Anna Sears at to RSVP or with any questions.   To register for the webinar version of this training, please click here.
  • During this free legal clinic, private attorneys from Chicago's top law firms will join with the National Immigrant Justice Center to complete and file applications for qualified individuals to RENEW their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Registration must be completed as soon as possible.  For more information about updates to the DACA program, refer to our community advisory.  Register for this clinic. ------------------------------------------ Durante este taller legal gratis, abogados de las mejores firmas en Chicago apoyarán a El Centro Nacional de Justicia para Inmigrantes (NIJC) a confirmar su elegibilidad, completar y presentar su solicitud para renovar acción diferida para jovenes (DACA) así como su solicitud para autorización de empleo. Complete su registro lo antes possible. Para obtener más información sobre el programa de DACA, consulte nuestra advertencia comunitaria. Regístrese para este taller.