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  • October 26, 2022
    The National Immigrant Justice Center's Associate Leadership Board invites you to a special evening honoring the extraordinary dedication of more than 2,000 volunteers and the life-changing impact of their pro bono services for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. The highlight of the night will be the celebration of the 2022 recipients of the Magda Slowik Award for Professional Excellence and the Rookie of the Year Award. Light appetizers and drinks will be served. Thank you to Perkins Coie LLP for sponsoring this event. RSVP for the NIJC Pro Bono Celebration Week Reception.
  • October 27, 2022
    This is a free hybrid event, but registration is required. Register to attend virtually. The deadline to register for virtual attendance is October 25, 2022. For in-person attendance, please inquire directly due to limited capacity. This gathering will bring together existing universal representation projects as well as groups considering starting/supporting new programs to reflect on best practices, adapting models while seeking to end detention, and ways to expand universal representation. TENTATIVE AGENDA Morning Sessions Expanding Universal Representation Exploring Models & Responding to Shifting Landscapes Lunch Making Detained Practice Sustainable & Preventing Burnout Afternoon Sessions Building Capacity for Holistic Services Innovating Practice: Suppression, Objections, Subpoenas Substantive Case Law Updates/News Illinois CLE credit will be provided for live attendance (both virtual or in-person). Certificates of attendance will be issued for accredited representatives or those seeking credit in other jurisdictions.
  • Join us for the 4th Annual National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) 5k for Immigrant Justice. There are in-person and virtual options for the race. Join us on race day, Saturday, October 29, 2022 in Goshen, Indiana at 10:30 a.m. ET for pre-race activities and 11:00 a.m. for the race; or run your favorite trail or route near you anytime during our race week through Saturday, November 5, 2022. Join community members around the country in this event to support immigrant rights and fund life-changing legal services. Having a lawyer can prevent deportation, protect families, and ensure everyone knows their rights. Your participation in this race, and any additional donation you are able to make to NIJC, will fund legal services for people, including asylum seekers and families who face separation, and community outreach and education. This event is led by NIJC's team in our Goshen, Indiana office. *Register by August 27th to get discounted early bird pricing and a t-shirt!* Register and get more info at: Add to Calendar  
  • November 15, 2022
    NIJC asylum experts will share how to prepare and present a case for your asylum seeking client. This is an in-person training generously hosted at Winston & Strawn LLP. We strongly encourage in-person participation for an active Q&A, hypothetical discussion and to reconnect. A virtual option will be available for those that cannot be in-person. We currently have 60+ asylum seeking clients in need of pro bono representation. We ask that training participants take a case within 90 days of the training.