What to Know About the Migrant Displacement : Recent Actions by TX, Fl, and AZ Moving Migrants to “Sanctuary Cities”

Chicago has recently seen buses of Central American migrants delivered to Union Station without notice or warning. These people had no idea they were coming here and no idea what they will do now. Other sanctuary cities are getting their own groups sent by Florida and Texas governors. However, beyond the obvious headlines, these migrants come with practical and legal issues and an obvious need for pro bono legal assistance. CVLS Immigration Attorney Massiel Tarango will introduce the issues and discuss some options for possible relief.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status – How to Obtain a Predicate Order in State Court

Learn about how to obtain a predicate order in state court to provide an undocumented child with a path to citizenship in the United States. Volunteers represent a petitioner in an uncontested guardianship or custody case in Cook and collar counties.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) was created by Congress to enable undocumented immigrant children who have suffered abuse, neglect, and/or abandonment to acquire lawful permanent residence in the United States when returning to their home country would not be in their best interests. SIJS cases are a great opportunity for volunteer attorneys who are interested in ensuring safety for immigrant children.

Transfer on Death Instruments

Experienced probate attorneys Shunte Goss and Marcie Hefler will be teaching us the ins and outs of Transfer on Death Instruments (TODIs). Learn tips for preparing and recording TODIs, pitfalls to avoid, and more!

Advanced Adult GAL Training – Beyond the Basics

A panel of experienced GALs and Adult Guardianship judges will cover the skills required to be a successful GAL for advanced adult GAL cases and some of the potential issues that may arise. Panelists will cover tips and tools for acting as GAL in contested adult guardianship matters, settling cases, appearing at trial as a GAL in an adult guardianship matters, and more!

Advance Health Care Directives and Property Power of Attorney

Presenter Denise Kaplan will review the basics of Powers of Attorney for healthcare and property in Illinois. The seminar will cover the requirements for the Illinois Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney documents and step-by-step instructions for meeting with clients and drafting these documents.

Preparing 2021 Income Taxes

Larry Krupp will interpret and explain the latest version of the tax code. He will discuss changes and concerns that can affect your business, your personal finances or those of your clients.

GAL For Disabled Adults Training

Lisa Murphy, CVLS Guardian ad Litem for Adults staff attorney, will cover the skills required to be a successful GAL for adult guardianship cases and the issues that may arise during adult guardianship cases. This training is for licensed attorneys interested in working as pro bono Guardians ad Litem for adults through CVLS.

Representing Detained Immigrants in Bond Hearings

Legal representation often determines whether an immigrant remains safely in the United States or is deported without ever having any legal counsel. Additionally, whether or not an immigrant is detained during removal proceedings greatly affects the outcome of their immigration case. While an immigrant can legally have an attorney represent him or her at any point in proceedings, representation cannot be at government expense. Statistically, only 14% of detained immigrants are able to obtain representation.

This training is for the limited representation of the detained immigrant at their bond hearing, but this limited representation is extremely helpful for the ultimate outcome of their removal proceedings. You do not have to be an immigration expert to make a difference!

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