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The Critical Role of the Expert Witness in Immigration Matters - Safe Passage Project

Thursday, November 9, 2017

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

 

Uncertainty and anxiety mark the lives of children and other family members. But how much do courts take into account the cultural and familial contexts that give shape to the lives of undocumented immigrants targeted for deportation? What do they know of the conditions of the defendants’ country of origin? And if they don’t know, how can they be made aware?

 

This is exactly the role of the mental health and country conditions expert witnesses in immigration hearings. It is important for a third-party expert witness, who is unbiased and with expertise in a particular area, to inform the immigration court about the facts and consequences of these issues. Lawyers, mental health and country conditions experts who attend this session will learn about the critical role of expert witnesses in various types of relief used in immigration proceedings.

 

Students are free. Scholarships for CLE available.

 

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