Continuing Legal Education Seminars


IMMIGRATION REMEDIES FOR VICTIMS OF ABUSE OR CRIME:  
WHAT NON IMMIGRATION LAWYERS AND JUDGES NEED TO KNOW

Topics
>  Video on Immigration Remedies for Victims of Abuse and Crime produced by Pima County Battered Women’s Task Force (now Pima    
    County Immigrant Victims of Violence Task Force)
>  Basic Overview of Family Based Immigration Petitions and their potential for abuse
>  VAWA Self Petitions
>  U Visa Petitions
>  Resources

Cost: This seminar is offered free for all who attend.

Lunch by Café Roka is $20 per person (including gratuity and tax)

Thursday, December 1, 2016  >  12:30-1:30 pm

Café Roka

  • 35 Main Street, Bisbee, AZ  85603

Faculty  >>  

Edward Coghlan,  Southern Arizona Legal Aid

This seminar may qualify for up to 1 hour towards your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hours towards the ethics requirement.  


Sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyers Program

Southern Arizona Legal Aid's Volunteer Lawyers Program is a nonprofit program that teams attorneys willing to do pro bono legal work with low-income clients in need of civil legal assistance.  Through the donation of their time and expertise, these volunteer attorneys help to make the legal system accessible to all.


Faculty

Edward Coghlan

Kathleen McCarthy

Edward Coghlan has been licensed to practice law for 31 years in New Mexico and Arizona. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. Ed joined SALA's Immigration Unit in Tucson as a staff attorney in 2009 after a four year hiatus from SALA. From 1989 until 2005, he was a Supervising Attorney for SALA's Nogales and Safford offices. Ed provides legal advice, counseling, brief services and representation in immigration matters to clients who are victims of domestic and sexual violence, and specializes in representing immigrant victims of domestic and sexual abuse in filing VAWA and U visa petitions and related immigration applications. Ed is a member of the Pima County Immigrant Victims of Violence (formerly Battered Immigrant Women) Task Force and the Santa Cruz County Battered Immigrant Women Task Force.