Are you an advocate who wants to learn more about representing clients in removal proceedings? Do you want to represent your clients with the confidence that comes from a better understanding of the Immigration Court practices and procedures? This webinar offers an overview of removal proceedings, and will provide you with the skills to successfully defend your client before the Immigration Court. Topics to be covered include:
- Chronology of removal proceedings: Master calendar and individual hearings
- How to respond to a Notice to Appear (NTA), including challenges to proper service
- Voluntary Departure: What you should know before you request it
- Other relevant issues including fingerprinting, local operating rules and how to find them, filing motions, and filing applications in court
Erin Quinn, Staff Attorney – Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Erin brings to ILRC over 8 years of experience as an immigration defense attorney and holds a joint degree in law and public policy (JD/MPP) from the University of Michigan. Prior to opening her own practice in 2007, Ms. Quinn represented immigrants as an associate at the Law Office of Robert B. Jobe. Her experience in immigration law and policy includes working as a fellow for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, EU headquarters in Belgium; clerking for the Immigration Court of San Francisco; and guest lecturer at CSU Eastbay.
Grisel Ruiz, Law Fellow – Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
Grisel joined the ILRC in 2012 through a fellowship focused on the intersection between immigration law and criminal law. Prior to joining the ILRC, Grisel was a litigation association at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Before Pillsbury, Grisel received the Stimson Fellowship to head a project jointly housed at the Immigration Law Clinic at UC Davis School of Law and the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, through which she co-founded “Know Your Rights” programs at two local ICE-contracted facilities. These projects provided individual representation, pro bono referrals, pro se materials, and case consultations to hundreds of detained immigrants in removal proceedings. Grisel also provided community presentations regarding constitutional rights when confronted by law enforcement and supervised law students in removal defense cases before the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Grisel is fluent in Spanish and graduated from the University of Chicago Law School where she received the Tony Patiño Fellowship. Prior to law school she worked as a paralegal and coordinator at the National Immigrant Justice Center. She attended the University of Notre Dame for her B.A.