Defending Vulnerable Populations Program February webinar, “How Expert Is Your Expert: Accrediting Expert Witnesses"

Free Event

As Attorney General and Board of Immigration Appeals precedent decisions have narrowed substantive eligibility for some forms of relief and increased the burden on noncitizens to prove every element of relief in every case, expert witness testimony in immigration court proceedings has become crucial. Whether an immigration judge will qualify a witness as an expert, and how much weight the judge will give the witness’s testimony is often dependent on the practitioner’s prowess in accrediting the witness. This webinar will discuss relevant law — both from immigration and non-immigration contexts — concerning expert witnesses, and will give practical tips on effectively presenting expert testimony. The panel will include a retired immigration judge who will give a “view from the bench” on best practices and common pitfalls in qualifying a witness as an expert. The webinar will also feature a demonstration of how to accredit a witness as an expert.

Registration closes on February 17, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. This webinar will not be recorded so please join us live.

Michele Mendez, Director, Defending Vulnerable Populations, CLINIC Victoria Neilson, Managing Attorney, Defending Vulnerable Populations, CLINIC Denise Slavin, Retired Immigration Judge, Consulting Attorney, Defending Vulnerable Populations, CLINIC

Training Prices
CLINIC Affiliates - $35 Nonprofit Agency Staff - $60 Private Attorneys and Staff - $80


February 17, 2021, 2:00pm — 3:30pm