Upcoming Event: Friday, August 22 Getting Started Representing Child Migrants

Safe Passage, August 12, 2014

AUG22Training 2Come to the training on Friday, August 22 and learn how you can begin volunteering and partnering with pro bono attorneys. We hope you will complete this training now as the need is ever growing. This year a record number of children were apprehended at our Southern border and more than 3,500 have been released to family in the New York area. Working with Safe Passage qualifies as pro bono hours. We especially need the participation of law students who speak Spanish, but we welcome all students.


NYLS, 185 West Broadway, Auditorium


5:30 to 7:30 PM


  • Overview of who are child migrants in New York and the work of Safe Passage Project to find them representation
  • Brief explanation of forms of relief for children: Special Immigrant Juvenile, Asylum and more
  • The NY Immigration Court Workload and Screenings
  • The role of screeners and court monitors
  • The role of law students assigned to cases with attorneys — description of typical responsibilities and time commitments
  • What a pro bono attorney can expect and how to work with Safe Passage Project
  • Q and A

Click Below to Sign Up:

NYLS Students, only http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0548AEAC2EA5F49-getting1

Non-NYLS and Attorneys http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0548AEAC2EA5F49-getting3

AILA Members http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0548AEAC2EA5F49-getting4

Last year many of the first year students participated and found the work load manageable. There are a variety of projects: working with attorneys, attending court screenings, legal research, mentoring and assisting children as new immigrants. Our website tells you more: www.safepassageproject.org. Our website also contains a student volunteer form; you can complete it before the training (click here).