Trainings

Upcoming PAIR Events

 PAIR PRO BONO BOND TRAINING – PAIR will be conducting a training on representing immigration detainees in bond proceedings on March 1, 2017, 12:30-2:30, at Foley Hoag (13th floor). The training will cover substantive standards including eligibility for bond and significant factors in a bond determination. The training will also cover Immigration Court procedures including tips on how to prepare a bond packet and questioning witnesses. Presenters include PAIR’s Elena Noureddine and Amanda Ekey. This training is $65. Please register by emailing Catrin Thorp, cct@foleyhoag.com, by February 27th.

March 1, 2017, 12:30-2:30
Foley Hoag LLP
Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard
BostonMA US 02210-2600

AILA New England Conference: Advanced Strategies for Navigating a Changing Immigration Landscape. Come and hear from immigration experts in their respective areas of expertise, including family immigration, business immigration, and removal defense, including PAIR’s Anita P. Sharma, David McHaffey, and Anwen Hughes, who will speak on hot topics in asylum, specifically national security bars. For a full agenda and registration details please visit: www.ailane.org/conference.

Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston

Representing Detained Clients in Removal Proceedings – PAIR’s Elena Noureddine and Audrey Robert-Ramirez will discuss the ins and outs of representing detained clients in removal proceedings, including: logistics of visiting detained clients; getting clearance for interpreters; arranging for medical and psychiatric evaluations; getting a civil surgeon to complete the I-693; handling biometrics; working with the family of a detained client; court clothes; paying bond; and more. Register with the BBA.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

PRO BONO Detention and Bond Training – PAIR will be conducting a training on representing immigration detainees in bond proceedings on March 27, 2017, 12:30-2:30 pm, at the Boston Bar Association. The training will cover substantive standards including eligibility for bond and significant factors in a bond determination. The training will also cover Immigration Court procedures including tips on how to prepare a bond packet and questioning witnesses. Presenters include PAIR’s Elena Noureddine and Amanda Ekey. Please register with the BBA.

March 27, 2017, 12:30-2:30 PM
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Recent Past Events

National Lawyer’s Guild Regional Conference in New Haven, CT. On Sunday, February 19 2017, at 11:00am, PAIR volunteer Rea Mae Gacad will present at the National Lawyer’s Guild Regional Conference to train attorneys on preparing immigrant communities for increased immigration enforcement.  The training will explain immigrants’ rights in encounters with ICE and in the immigration court system, and will address recent enforcement trends.

Asylum Procedural Updates and Strategy Discussion – PAIR’s Elena Noureddine will cover updates about asylum related procedures, such as the ability to file asylum applications by mail or at the Court’s window instead of solely at a court hearing, and the new 2 year work permits.   The speaker will also discuss recently successful strategies for crafting family-based claims in cases where this asylum basis is not clearly evident.   The panelist and attendees will brainstorm effective strategies Register with the BBA.

Tuesday, February, 21, 2017, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA

Legal Observer Training – AILA/PAIR training. As the administration declares its intention to increase immigration enforcement, volunteers may be needed to act as legal observers during potential immigration raids. On Wednesday, February 15 at 5:00 pm, AILA NE Chapter Chair Susan Church will be presenting a training on serving as a legal observer. All who would like to  volunteer in this capacity need to attend or dial-in to the training before they will be allowed to assist in any raids efforts. The training will last approximately half an hour and will cover under what circumstances you will be asked to assist, what we seek to document, and how to lawfully document and observe an enforcement action. Please RSVP to Shweta Mahajan at shweta.mahajan@ropesgray.com with “Immigration Training RSVP” in the title.  Please specify whether you will be attending in-person or over the phone.

Know Your Rights Training for Volunteers- On Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 7:00pm, PAIR’s Amanda Ekey and Elena Noureddine will present at MIRA’s volunteer open house to inform volunteers about immigrant’s rights in encounters with ICE and in the immigration court system.

Wednesday February 15th at 8am – Grand Rounds at Cambridge Hospital – Focus on Immigration Issues and Hot Topics. PAIR’s Amanda Ekey will present at Grand Rounds at Cambridge Hospital to help health care providers keep up to date with hot topics in immigration law and how the current environment may impact patients.

Careers in Immigration Law: PAIR’s Anita Sharma, EOIR’s Jennifer Mulchahy, and Silvia Balogh Gwin, of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP,  will be present at the Immigration Clinic of Suffolk University School of Law to share their professional experiences on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, from 2-4 pm. The distinguished panelists will discuss different career paths in the immigration field, as well as volunteer and outreach opportunities.

PAIR/AILA Training – Legal Orientation for Detained Immigrants – 2/10/17 PAIR is looking for volunteers to attend detained Know Your Rights visits with PAIR Staff Attorneys in the coming weeks and months.  In light of the recent Executive Orders relating to immigration, we have a greater need than ever for attorneys to help give Know Your Rights presentations in Massachusetts detention centers, screen detained immigrants for available relief, and represent detainees before the immigration court.  Please fill out the survey below if you are willing to volunteer at a detained KYR.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScR4tjUZfODS1oDba61W-WGPsY4oXwb1sZsH2FtiPW9ArnAlA/viewform

If you are interested in attending a detained Know Your Rights presentation with PAIR Project Staff Attorneys, we have scheduled a training this Friday, February 10, 2017, from 12:30-1:30 at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP  – 100 High St. in Boston.  The purpose of the training is to prepare volunteer attorneys for what to expect at a detained KYR.  Our detained Know Your Rights presentations are much different than a typical attorney visit at a detention center or a community Know Your Rights presentation, so we encourage you to participate if you can.

Community Know Your Rights Training – 2/8/17, 5 pm
PAIR, in partnership with AILA New England, is conducting a “Know Your Rights” training on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 5 pm via teleconference for volunteer attorneys interested in doing community outreach to immigrant communities impacted by the Presidential election and recent Executive Orders. This 45-minute session will cover the basics of what is expected while conducting a KYR session, including: reviewing the AILA/PAIR KYR script, considering the goals of community outreach, how to foster dialogue with community members without giving legal advice, and an overview of some forms of substantive relief that may be available to immigrants.

Sign up to volunteer using the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/JajYXZLe4IO1jWB43. Registrants will receive KYR materials and teleconference call-in information in advance of the training.

“Representing Asylum Seekers”- Anita P. Sharma, of PAIR, will be presenting an asylum law training on Monday, February 6, 2017, at 3 pm at the Boston Bar Association. She will be joined by Ilana Greenstein, David McHaffey, and Dr. Sondra Crosby. This training will cover issues of asylum law and practice, including an overview of asylum law, how to work with a trauma survivor client, filing the I-589, and presenting your case before USCIS & EOIR.  To register, contact the BBA webpage. To volunteer with PAIR, please use this sign-upform.

Monday, February 6, 2017, at 3 pm
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

 

AILA New England Chapter – Career Panel. Join AILA for their annual career Q&A panel to be held on ThursdayFebruary 2, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Law students and new members are encouraged to attend. Attorneys from non‐profit and private practices include: PAIR’s Elena Noureddine, Scott Fitzgerald, of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, Adrienne Vaughan, of Adrienne Vaughan LLC, and Elizabeth Badger, of Kids In Need of Defense.  Please RSVP to Magaly Rojas Navarro at Mrojasnavarro@clarklau.com by Friday, January 27, 2017.

ThursdayFebruary 2, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 6:00
Fragomen, Del Rey,Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
100 High St, Boston, MA 02110

Protecting Immigrant Rights – On January 26, 2017, PAIR’s Executive Director Anita P. Sharma and PAIR Board member Feruza Aripova will speak to the MA Attorney General’s Office about current immigration issues, the asylum process, the recent Executive Orders, and about PAIR’s asylum and detention work.

Public Interest Networking Reception: On January 26, 2017, PAIR Staff Attorney Amanda Ekey will be participating at Harvard Law School’s annual Public Interest Networking Reception. The event provides an opportunity for various non-profits in the area to network with law students who are
PAIR Training: “Immigration Detention 101” – PAIR Staff Attorney Amanda Ekey, will be presenting a Removal Proceedings and Immigration Detention 101 training at the Refugee and Immigrant Ministry (RIM) on January 19, 2017 at 5pm. The program will offer an overview of immigration removal proceedings, discuss how potential clients may come into contact with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and will provide guidance on legal orientation sessions and the various forms of removal defense.passionate about pursuing a career in public interest.
Working to End Domestic Violence – On December 9, 2016, PAIR’s Anita P. Sharma will present at the Sojourner House’s event Working to End Domestic Violence: Innovative and Promising Practices, an educational conference bringing together service providers, social workers, clinicians, educators, and victim advocates from across Rhode Island. The conference will offer a wide range of multi-disciplinary topics related to domestic violence intervention and advocacy. The conference will feature speakers and experts from organizations throughout New England.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 9:00am-5:00pm
Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
Warwick, RI

12/14/16: “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO CONDUCT KYR PRESENTATIONS – PAIR, in partnership with AILA New England, is conducting a “Know Your Rights” training for volunteer attorneys interested in doing community outreach to immigrant communities impacted by the Presidential election. This 45-minute session, conducted by Seth Purcell, will cover the basics of what is expected while conducting a KYR session, including: reviewing the AILA/PAIR KYR script, considering the goals of community outreach, how to foster dialogue with community members without giving legal advice, and an overview of some forms of substantive relief that may be available to immigrants. The “Know Your Rights for Volunteers” training will take place on WednesdayDecember 14, 20165-6 pm, by teleconference. If interested, please sign up by Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by emailing jreyes@pairproject.org and indicating if you would like to conduct the KYR at a community venue or at an immigration detention center. PAIR will send you further dial-in instructions and list of materials you will need for the call.


AILA/PAIR PRO BONO BOND TRAINING – 
AILA/PAIR will be conducting a training on representing immigration detainees in bond proceedings on December 15, 2016, 1:00-3:30pm, at Foley Hoag. The training will cover substantive standards including eligibility for bond and significant factors in a bond determination. The training will also cover Immigration Court procedures including tips on how to prepare a bond packet and questioning witnesses. Presenters include Susan Church, Esq. (Demissie & Church) and Kerry Doyle, Esq. (Graves & Doyle).This training is free of charge for pro bono attorneys. Please register with Elena Noureddine via email at enoureddine@pairproject.org by Monday, December 12, 2016.

11/30/16 – COMMUNITY “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” TRAINING FOR VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS  

PAIR, in partnership with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, NE, is conducting a “Know Your Rights” training for volunteer attorneys interested in doing community outreach to immigrant communities impacted by the Presidential election. This 45-minute session, conducted by PAIR’s Seth Purcell, will cover the basics of what is expected while conducting a KYR session, including: reviewing the KYR script and informational packet, discussing the goals of community outreach, considering how to foster dialogue with community members without giving legal advice, and an overview of some forms of substantive relief that may be available to immigrants. The “Know Your Rights for Volunteers” training will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 5-6 pm, by teleconference.

If interested, please sign up by Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by emailing Jennifer Reyes, jreyes@pairproject.org, and indicate if you would like to conduct the KYR at a community venue or at an immigration detention center. PAIR will send you further dial-in instructions and list of materials you will need for the call. If you cannot make this session, PAIR will conduct another training in mid-December and we’ll post the training information once we confirm the logistics.

3rd Annual Harry H. Dow Lecture on Immigration Law-
Suffolk University Law School’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) in conjunction with Immigration Law Association will be hosting its annual Lecture Series on Immigration law. The event honors Harry H. Dow, a 1929 Suffolk Law graduate and the first Asian-American to be admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. Join distinguished panelist, including Elena Noureddine of the PAIR project, who will discuss policies and practices of deportation and the impact this has on immigrant families.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 5:00pm
Suffolk University Law School
Sargent Hall, First Floor
120 Tremont St,
Boston, MA 02108

Amnesty International Northeast Regional Conference (Boston, MA) – PAIR’s Amanda Ekey will be presenting at Amnesty International’s annual Northeast Regional conference, which is being held on November 11-12, 2016. On Saturday, November 12, 2016, Amanda will speak about her experiences as an immigration attorney and current issues faced in representing immigration detainees and immigrants before the immigration court and ICE. To register with Amnesty International.

PAIR Pro Bono Training “Representing Asylum Seekers”- Anita P. Sharma, of PAIR, will be presenting an asylum law training on Monday, November 7, 2016, at 2:30 pm at the MIRA Office. This training will cover issues of asylum law and practice, including an overview of asylum law, how to work with a trauma survivor client, filing the I-589, and presenting your case before USCIS & EOIR.  The registration fee for this training is $85. To register, please email Jenn Reyes: jreyes@pairproject.org.

Monday, November 7, 2016, at 2:30 pm
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
105 Chauncy Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

Refugees Welcome Fair – PAIR’s Anita P. Sharma and Elena Noureddine will be at UMass Boston for the #RefugeeWelcomeFair! The fair will be held in McCormack Hall, this Saturday, August 5, 2016, from 1-5 pm. Please drop by the PAIR table. RSVP with Refugee Welcome- Boston. 

Immigration Q&A at Northeastern University School of Law: On November 2, PAIR Staff Attorney Seth Purcell met with 1L students at NUSL to discuss and answer questions regarding their research project on the topics of asylum and special immigrant juvenile status.

PAIR/MCLE Asylum Training: “Representing Asylum Seekers.” This Asylum 101 training will cover asylum law and procedure, packaging the I-589 application, how to work with traumatized clients, tips for immigration court practice, and perspectives from the bench. The faculty includes: Anita P. Sharma, Ilana Greenstein, David McHaffey, the Honorable Paul Gagnon, Robert Halpin, and Dr. Sondra Crosby. To register, contact the MCLE.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
10 Winter Place
Boston, MA

Boston Bar Association/Suffolk University Law School Pro Bono Fair: On October 25, 2016, PAIR Staff Attorneys Elena Noureddine and Seth Purcell will attend a Pro Bono Fair hosted by Suffolk University and the BBA. PAIR staff members will discuss the range of pro bono opportunities available to law students and practitioners through the PAIR Project. Please register with the BBA.

“Representing Asylum Seekers.” This introductory asylum training conducted by PAIR’s Anita P. Sharma, David McHaffey, and Seth Purcell will cover the basics of asylum law and procedure: asylum eligibility requirements, packaging the application and supporting materials, how to work with traumatized clients, tips for immigration court practice, and post-grant benefits.  The registration fee for this training is $85. To register, please email Jenn Reyes: jreyes@pairproject.org.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ropes & Gray LLP
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

“Representing Minors: An Overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status”. The PAIR Project will present a training on representing minors who are present in the U.S. without status. The training will primarily address the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) process for children under 21 and explain how to assist juveniles to gain protective status in state court and before the immigration service. The training will cover recent changes in law and procedure, including visa limits for certain SIJ applicants and the MA Supreme Judicial Court decision pertaining to SIJ- Recinos v. Escobar. It will also offer strategies on how to work with minors and highlight available resources that minors can access. The registration fee for this training is $65. To register, please email Elena Noureddine at enoureddine@pairproject.org by Monday, October 24, 2016.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
100 Federal St 34th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Public Interest Conference– Elena Noureddine of the PAIR Project will be participating at Boston University School of Law’s annual Public Interest Conference. The Conference provides an opportunity for various non-profits in the area to interface with law students who are passionate about pursuing a career in public interest. Attendees are encouraged to drop in and meet representatives from local legal services organizations and to learn more about PAIR’s pro bono opportunities.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Boston University School of Law,
Barrister’s Hall
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Pro Bono Fair at Pierce Atwood LLP: On October 20, PAIR Staff Attorney Seth Purcell and Cummings Fellow Jenn Reyesparticipated in Pierce Atwood LLP’s annual Pro Bono Fair. The Fair allowed attorneys interested in pro bono work to discuss opportunities with PAIR and other organizations involved in public service.

AILA NE Chapter Meeting:  PAIR’s Anita P. Sharma, along with the AILA NE asylum office liaisons, hosted Director Susan Raufer, of the Newark Asylum Office, and Director Meghann Boyle, of the Boston Asylum Sub-Office,  on October 20, 2016 to present at the chapter meeting on hot issues in asylum law and current procedures and policies.

Pro Bono Immigration Cases panel: How to help and What to Expect? This roundtable event will be held at the Boston Bar Association – 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA – on October 18, 2016, from noon-1 pm. Join our discussion about the practical aspects of pro bono representation including ethical considerations and professional responsibilities. Speakers will include Alexandra Peredo Carroll, of KIND, Seth Purcell, of PAIR, and An Le, from the Boston Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement. Panelists will provide information about available pro bono opportunities in immigration law and information about how to volunteer. Please register with the BBA.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

Community Outreach: On October 3,  2016, PAIR Staff Attorney Elena Noureddine, along with staff members from KIND, will discuss current immigration issues, Raids Response, due process rights, and various forms of immigration relied with students from Phoenix Charter School, in Chelsea, MA. KIND will host a a general immigration clinic after the presentation.

PAIR Asylum Intake Clinic: PAIR is holding an asylum intake clinic for indigent asylum-seekers who have fled unimaginable horrors and who are in need of pro bono representation. The Intake Clinic will take place on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6-9 pm, at Chin & Curtis, LLP.   We are looking for 5 or 6 volunteer attorneys for this one time commitment.  Spanish fluency is helpful though not required.  If interested in conducting intake or interpreting, please email Jennifer Reyes, jreyes@pairproject.org. If you are an asylum-seeker in need of legal services, please email Seth Purcell, spurcell@pairproject.org. Please be sure to leave your contact information.

October 5, 2016, 6-9 pm
Chin & Curtis, LLP
75 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110

Immigration Hot Topics: On September 28, 2016, PAIR Staff Attorneys Elena Noureddine and Seth Purcell will discuss common immigration issues with Community Liaisons and service providers at MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center. The presentation is done in collaboration with Wilmer Hale LLP and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice.

Immigration Hot Topics: On September 23, 2016, PAIR Staff Attorneys Elena Noureddine will discuss current immigration issues and her professional experiences as an immigration attorney with students from Newton South High School, in Newton, MA. Elena will will discuss different career paths in the immigration field, as well as volunteer and outreach opportunities.

PAIR Training: “Immigration Detention 101” – Elena Noureddine, of PAIR, will be presenting a Removal Proceedings and Immigration Detention 101 training at the Refugee and Immigrant Ministry (RIM) on September 22, 2016. The program will offer an overview of immigration removal proceedings, discuss how potential clients may come into contact with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and will provide guidance on legal orientation sessions and the various forms of removal defense.

Careers in Immigration Law: Distinguished practitioners, including PAIR’s Amanda Ekey and Seth Purcell,  will be present at Northeastern University School of Law to share their professional experiences on Friday, September 16, 2016, from 9-11 am. Amanda and Seth will discuss different career paths in the immigration field, as well as volunteer and outreach opportunities.

Free Immigration Clinic: Despite the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v Texas, the PAIR staff members Anita P. Sharma and Amanda Ekey, along with many other community and legal services groups will be participating in a general immigration clinic.  The Boston Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement is organizing this FREE general immigration clinic. The clinic will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 10 am-4 pm. The free clinic is by appointment only:  (617) 635-0008.

Madison Park High School
75 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA 02120
(Orange Line, Roxbury Crossing)

PAIR Pro Bono Training: “Immigration 101″. The PAIR staff will present on Removal Proceedings and Immigration Detention 101 training on July 14, 2016, at Fragomen LLP. The program is designed for volunteer attorneys who will be volunteering at the Mayor’s Office July 23rd free legal clinic.  The Immigration 101 training will offer an overview of immigration removal proceedings, discuss how potential clients may come into contact with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and will provide guidance for the representation of immigration detainees before the Court, including an overview of the most common forms of relief available to immigrants. Please RSVP to Elena Noureddine, enoureddine@pairproject.org, if you are interested in attending the training.

July 14, 2016, 1:30-3:30 am
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP
100 High Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110

AILA/PAIR Asylum Clinic at Chin & Curtis: PAIR, in partnership with AILA New England, is conducting an asylum intake clinic where volunteer attorneys will interview families recently released from detention to determine what forms of substantive relief may be available. The Intake Clinic will take place from Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6-9 pm, at Chin & Curtis, LLP.   We are looking for 5 or 6 volunteer attorneys for this one time commitment.  Spanish fluency is helpful though not required.  If interested, sign up by Friday, June 17, 2016 by emailing RSVP4PAIR@chincurtis.com and indicating if you would like to conduct intake or interpret.

June 21, 2016, 6-9 pm
Chin & Curtis, LLP
75 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110

PAIR Pro Bono Training: “Immigration Detention 101” – Elena Noureddine, of PAIR, will be presenting a Removal Proceedings and Immigration Detention 101 training on June 15, 2016. The program will offer an overview of immigration removal proceedings, discuss how potential clients may come into contact with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and will provide guidance for the representation of immigration detainees before the Court including an overview of the most common forms of relief available to immigration detainees. The fee for this training is $60. To register for this training, please email enoureddine@pairproject.org by Monday, June 13, 2016.
June 15, 2016, 9:00-11:00 am
Foley Hoag LLP
Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
PAIR Pro Bono Training “Representing Asylum Seekers”– PAIR will be presenting an asylum law training on June 3, 2016. This training will cover issues of asylum law and practice, including an overview of asylum law, how to work with a trauma survivor client, filing the I-589, and presenting your case before USCIS & EOIR. The faculty includes Anita P. Sharma, Elena Noureddine, and Seth Purcell, of the PAIR Project. The fee for this training is $85. To register for this training, please email spurcell@pairproject.org by June 3, 2016.

Friday, June 3, 2016, 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Fish & Richardson LLP
1 Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA

Moving Across Borders: On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, join PAIR’s Anita P. Sharma, Noel Young, of USCIS, Amira Elamri, and Sam Tulimat, at the Paulist Center to learn more about refugee and asylum law, challenges with these forms of humanitarian protection, and the realities for refugees and asylum-seekers struggling to find a safe haven.

May 3, 2016, 7:00-8:30 pm
Paulist Center
5 Park Street,
Boston, MA

Immigration: Current Issues, Policy & Community Response – On April 27, 2016, Anita P. Sharma will talk to Lenny Zakim Fund members about PAIR’s asylum and detention work. Anita will be joined by Alejandra St. Guillen, of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement, Reverend Ruth Bersin, of the Refugee Immigration Ministry, and Eva Millona, of the MIRA Coalition. The event will give attendees an opportunity to meet former and current LZF grantees, like PAIR Project, and learn about the impact local immigration non-profits have made in the greater Boston community.
The event will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the law firm of DLA Piper. To view the presentation, visit WGBH.

April 27, 2016, 8:30-10:30 am
Lenny Zakim Fund
DLA Piper LLP
33 Arch Street
Boston, MA
Career Day On April 27, 2016, Elena Noureddine and Seth Purcell will join other speakers at Cathedral High School as a part of WilmerHale LLP’s “Youth and Education Initiative” to focus charitable giving, legal, volunteer and other resources in the area of urban youth and education. Elena and Seth will be joined by other community and business leaders and provide over 250 high school students a chance to connect with mentors.
April 27, 2016, 8:15-10:45 am
Cathedral High School
74 Union Park Street
Boston, MA

Connect the Dots – On April 7, 2016, Anita P. Sharma will talk to TPC members about PAIR’s asylum and detention work. The event will give attendees an opportunity to meet current TPC grantees, like PAIR Project, and learn about the impact TPC’s grant have made on non-profits like PAIR and the greater community.

April 7, 2016, 6:30-8:30 pm
The Philanthropy Connection
Winchester, MA

PAIR Pro Bono Training “Representing Asylum Seekers”- PAIR will be presenting an asylum law training on March 25, 2016. This training will cover issues of asylum law and practice, including an overview of asylum law, how to work with a trauma survivor client, filing the I-589, and presenting your case before USCIS & EOIR. The faculty includes Anita P. Sharma, Elena Noureddine, and Seth Purcell, of the PAIR Project. The fee for this training is $85. To register for this training, please email spurcell@pairproject.org.

Friday, March 25, 2016, 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
PAIR Project
98 North Washington Street, Suite 106
Boston, MA 02114

The Displaced: A Symposium on Refugees: As the Syrian refugee crisis continues to unfold, it becomes more important than ever to understand refugee issues. Refugees and experts from different domains, including PAIR’s Anita P. Sharma, will be speaking on the social, legal, political, and economic aspects of the refugee experience. The Symposium aims to educate and generate a discussion about these important and timely topics. To register, visit: Lasell College.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Lasell College
de Witt Hall, Winslow Academic Center
80 Maple Street
Newton, MA 02466

Career Panel: Join distinguished panelists, including Elena Noureddine, of PAIR, at Boston College Law School for an Immigration Law Career Panel hosted by the B.C. Immigration Law Group. Panelists will cover trending topics in immigration law, different career paths in the field, volunteer and outreach opportunities, as well as the intersection of immigration law and criminal law, family law, and employment law.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016, 12:00p.m.-1:30p.m.
Boston College Law School, Stuart Hall
885 Centre Street
Newton, Massachusetts 02459

Hot Topics in Immigration: Join distinguished panelists, including Elena Noureddine, of PAIR, at Boston University School of Law for a discussion on Immigration Law and Practice hosted by the B.U. Immigration Law and Policy Society. Panelists will cover topics such as immigration law and policy and its impact on the practice of immigration law, as well as specific issues faced in representing immigration detainees and immigrants before the courts and the asylum office.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:00pm
Boston University School of Law,
Barrister’s Hall
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

AILA New England Conference:Advanced Strategies for Navigating a Changing Immigration Landscape. Come and hear from immigration experts in their respective areas of expertise, including family immigration, business immigration, and removal defense, including PAIR’s Seth Purcell who will speak on hot topics in detention. To register, visit: www.ailane.org/conference.

Friday, March 4, 2016, 8 am- 5 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA

Careers in Immigration Law: Join distinguished panelists, including Elena Noureddine, of PAIR, at Boston University School of Law for an Immigration Law Career Panel hosted by the B.U. Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. Panelists will discuss different career paths in the field as well volunteer and outreach opportunities. The panel will give students insight into the practice of immigration law in the non-profit sector, the private sector, and the government sector. Panelists will discuss specific challenges when representing clients including representing immigration detainees and asylum-seekers.

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 2:10p.m.-4:10p.m.
Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

BIA Training– During the week of January 11, 2016, the MIRA Coalition is sponsoring a 40 hour training for state-funded organizations on Immigration Law where PAIR staff members, Elena Noureddine, Anita P. Sharma and Seth Purcell will present on asylum and detention issues. Topics include: Asylum Law; Representing Clients in Immigration Detention; Family-Based Immigration; Criminal Law and Immigration; Applying for Citizenship; Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law; Immigrant Access to Benefits; and BIA Recognition and Accreditation. For more information, contact MIRA.

January 11, 2016-January 15, 2016
Fragomen Worldwide
100 High Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110

PAIR Pro Bono Training- “Helping Families in Need.” PAIR, in partnership with AILA New England, will be holding a training program for volunteer attorneys to help women and children formerly detained who are coming to Boston from the Southern border with unduly restrictive conditions of release. The presenters include Anita P. Sharma and Elena Noureddine, of the PAIR Project. The training will focus on the rights and reporting obligations of detainees, issues with ankle bracelets, motions to ameliorate custody determinations, and tips on conducting intake. Please RSVP by December 4, 2015 by registering with Chin & Curtis

Friday, December 11, 2015, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Chin & Curtis, LLP
75 Federal Street
Boston, MA

PAIR Pro Bono Training- “Representing Asylum Seekers.” Elena Noureddine and Seth Purcell , of the PAIR Project, will be presenting. This training will cover asylum law and procedure, packaging the I-589 application, how to work with your asylum seeker client, and tips for immigration court practice. The registration fee is $85. To register, email spurcell@pairproject.org.

Friday, November 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA

PAIR/MCLE Asylum Training- “Representing Asylum Seekers.” This training will cover asylum law and procedure, packaging the I-589 application, how to work with traumatized clients, tips for immigration court practice, and perspectives from the bench. The faculty includes: Anita P. Sharma, Ilana Greenstein, David McHaffey, the Honorable Paul Gagnon, Robert Halpin, and Dr. Sondra Crosby. To register, contact the MCLE.

Monday, October 26, 2015, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education.
10 Winter Place
Boston, MA

BBA CLE- “Defensive Asylum Claims from A to Z.” Presenters include Elena Noureddine,of PAIR, David McHaffey, of McHaffey Law, Elizabeth Badger, of KIND, and Howard Silverman, of Ross Silverman LLP. Hear from experts in the field on how a typical defensive asylum claim plays out in immigration court. Walk away with a check list of points to consider, deadlines, and issues to address with every claim. To register, contact the BBA.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Boston Bar Association
16 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

PAIR Presentation – Join us at Brandeis University’s Immigration Awareness Week on the topic of “Immigration Trends and Challenges,” where PAIR staff attorney Seth Purcell will share the latest hot issues in immigration practice.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 in the evening
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

Pro Bono Fair – Join PAIR, the BBA and Suffolk University Law School for the Annual Pro Bono Recruitment Fair & Open House, hosted by the BBA and Suffolk LawAttendees are encouraged to drop in and meet representatives from local legal services organizations and to learn more about PAIR’s pro bono opportunities. This event is offered to attorneys of all levels as well as law students.

Monday, October 19, 2015, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street, First Floor Function Room
Boston, MA

AILA/PAIR Pro Bono Training-Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conduct.” This training will discuss the complex intersection of immigration law and crimes, how crimes affect deportability, inadmissibility, and mandatory detention and will cover various forms of relief. Presenters include Susan Church, of Demissie & Church, and Mary Holper, of Boston College Law School. To register, email acaranda@pairproject.org.

Friday, October 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
JFK Federal Building (room to be announced)
15 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA

PAIR Pro Bono Asylum Training-“Asylum 101, Nuts & Bolts.” This training will cover asylum law and procedure, packaging the I-589 application, how to work with your asylum seeker client, and tips for immigration court practice. The faculty includes Anita P. SharmaElena Noureddine, and Seth Purcell, of the PAIR Project. To register, email spurcell@pairproject.org.

Friday, October 2, 2015, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
PAIR Office
98 North Washington Street, Suite 106
Boston, MA

Asylum Law Training – Elena Noureddine, of the PAIR Project, Melissa Martinelli, of Martinelli Immigration Law, and William Graves, of Graves & Doyle, will present an asylum law training, “Representing Asylum Seekers,” on Thursday June 18, 2015, from 11:30 am – 2:00 p.m., at Mintz, Levin.  The training will cover asylum law and procedure, packaging the I-589 application, working with torture survivors, and tips for presenting a case before the asylum office and Boston Immigration Court.

Thursday June 18, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.at capacity
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
One Financial Center
Boston, MA

Human Rights Symposium – Join distinguished panelists, including Anita P. Sharma, of PAIR, for the annual Boston Pride’s Human Rights Forum, as they discuss immigration issues and unique challenges faced by the LGBTI community. The panelists will cover topics such as navigating the asylum process and sexual orientation-based claims and the immigration benefits of a Post- DOMA nation.

Monday, June 8, 2015, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
Copley Square
Boston, MA

Immigration Law 101 – The MIRA Coalition is sponsoring a five-week training for state-funded organizations on Immigration Law where PAIR staff members, Elena Noureddine and Anita P. Sharma will present on asylum and detention issues. Topics include: Asylum Law; Representing Clients in Immigration Detention; Family-Based Immigration; Criminal Law and Immigration; Applying for Citizenship; Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law; Immigrant Access to Benefits; and BIA Recognition and Accreditation. For more information, click here.

MIRA Coalition
105 Chauncy Street Basement
Boston, MA 02111

Asylum Law  Training – Anita P. Sharma, of PAIR, will present an asylum law training, “Representing Asylum Seekers,” on Wednesday May 6, 2015, from 12 pm – 2:30 p.m. at Pierce Atwood LLP. The training will cover asylum law and procedure, packaging the I-589 application, how to work with your asylum seeker client, and tips for immigration court practice. The fee for the training is $65. If you have any questions or if you wish to register, please email Anita P. Sharma, asharma@pairproject.org.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pierce Atwood LLP
100 Summer Street, Suite 2250
Boston, MA

Deportation 101 – Elena Noureddine, of PAIR, will offer an overview of immigration removal proceedings and the representation of immigration detainees before the immigration court.  Attendees will receive practical tips on navigating immigration removal proceedings and learn the basics of developing a removal defense case, including common forms of relief and the effective use of witnesses, briefs, pleadings, motions, and supporting documents in Immigration Court.

April 29, 2015, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
K & L Gates
State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street
Boston, MA

Lawyering Skills & Practice for Immigration Court Proceedings – This training is geared toward attorneys who are interested in representing clients in immigration court but are new to removal proceedings. Attendees will receive practical tips on navigating immigration removal proceedings, and learn the basics on developing a removal defense case.  The session will also include a mock hearing and procedures for participating in the AILA PAIR pro bono program. This training is free of charge for pro bono attorneys. Please register with Antonio P. Castro Aranda via email at acaranda@pairproject.org.

April 2, 2015, 1:00-4:00 pm
General Services Administration, Conference room 900A
JFK Federal Building, 15 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA

Detention 101 – Join PAIR for a training that will provide insight into detention and removal procedures; an overview of various forms of immigration relief; an introduction to and practical tips for navigating immigration court and removal proceedings; and a brief guide to representing detainees in bond proceedings. Presenters are PAIR’s Antonio Castro Aranda, Elena Noureddine, and Rea Mae Gacad.

March 25, 2015, 9:30-11 am
Foley Hoag LLP
Boston, MA