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Ethics of Representing Children in Family Court (Webcast)

Ethics of Representing Children in Family Court, Immigration Court and Crossover Cases
Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Program Fee:

Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers

CLE Credit:
New York: 2.0 Ethics
New Jersey: 2.4 Professional Responsibility
California: 2.0 Professional Responsibility
Pennsylvania: 1.5 Professional Responsibility
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys

Attorneys who represent immigrant children frequently face complex ethical questions. These issues can arise when one or more attorneys appear on the child’s behalf in separate but related immigration and Family Court proceedings (and/or before USCIS), and when the rights and interests of a child, parent(s) and guardians--who all have interests in the outcome of the representation--are considered. This CLE will provide an overview of the most common forms of immigration relief sought by children (asylum and SIJS), and then tackle the ethical issues that frequently arise in such cases, reviewing considerations related to confidentiality and informed consent, diminished capacity and questions of who directs the attorney’s representation of the child, as well as issues related to joint representation, conflicts, and presumptive representation.

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Program Chair:
Melissa J. Friedman,
Legal Aid Society

Sponsoring Association Committees:
Council on Children, Dawne Mitchell, Chair
Disability Law, Katherine Rose Carroll, Chair
Education and the Law, Laura D. Barbieri, Chair
Family Court and Family Law, Michelle Burrell, Chair
Immigration and Nationality Law, Danny Alicea, Chair
Pro Bono & Legal Services, Jennifer K. Brown, Chair
Small Law Firm, Anne Wolfson, Chair

Co-Sponsored By:
Small Law Firm Center

New York City Bar 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036

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