Advanced Asylum Training

Free Training

Please join Safe Passage Project for a free legal training on advanced asylum topics presented by Ethan Taubes. Mr. Taubes will discuss how pro bono attorneys can best prepare an applicant’s case for adjudication before the Service, especially in view of the latest changes in asylum law and procedure implemented by the Trump administration pertaining to domestic abuse claims or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors. The training will cover in detail such complex and pivotal issues as credibility, potential bars and the critical importance of corroboration; how to develop the record to clearly identify nexus and formulate legally cognizable PSGs with the greatest chance of success; and review best practices on how to prepare an asylum application and a child witness for interview in the affirmative asylum context. If you represent a client who plans to apply for asylum, Safe Passage Project strongly recommends that you attend this training. Ethan Taubes joined the U.S. Government in 1997, and worked for the Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Asylum and Refugee Corps for over 20 years. While there, he was first employed as an Asylum Officer, then as a Quality Assurance Trainer, and finally as a Supervisory Asylum Officer. Before that, he worked for Interfaith Community Services and the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City, representing asylum seekers in the affirmative context. He also served as the program director for The International League for Human Rights, where he coordinated projects on freedom of religion, the rights of the child, and refugee issues. He received a law degree in1993 from the City University of New York School of Law and a master of law in International Human Rights and U.S. Constitutional Law in 1994 from New York University Law School. In a previous incarnation he attended the Yale School of Drama and enjoyed a 12-year career as an actor/playwright/director in the theater. Advanced registration is required.

New York Law School
185 West Broadway, Room W220, New York, NY 10013

October 9, 2018, 4:00pm — 5:45pm