The CLE, Immigration Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence, is part of the pro bono project the Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP), a partnership of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and the UW Law School. Each year, IFAP trains and matches law students with pro bono attorneys to provide legal aid to immigrant victims of domestic violence who self-petition for a U-Visa under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Students receive extensive training, enabling them to do the bulk of the work on a U-Visa petition. We currently have over 100 U-Visa applicants awaiting student-attorney teams for 2013-2014.
First time IFAP attorney volunteers must attend the CLE, which covers the basics of immigration law, U-Visa petitions and adjustment status, confidentiality and ethics, working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence, and supervising law students. This year's CLE takes place Friday, November 1, 2013 from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Davis Wright Tremaine. Attorneys who agree to accept one IFAP case may attend the CLE for only $35, and receive 4.25 CLE credits, including .75 ethics credits. To RSVPs for the CLE and for 2013-2014 case supervision.