This four-session course workshop will be a unique peer learning opportunity where you will have an initial T visa declaration reviewed by other attorneys and enhancing your knowledge of how to craft a stronger declaration based on United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) history of review.
Skills learned during this workshop will include:
- Framing tips for “severe form of trafficking”.
- Addressing physical presence in a declaration; and
- Other practical skills for addressing additional eligibility requirements in the client declaration.
This workshop will require active participation throughout each session, as you will also be reviewing two other participants’ declarations to provide comment and feedback.
This course is for attorneys/DOJ representatives who have an active case where they need assistance. Participants should have a declaration to work from as CAST will not be providing samples to work from.
Training Dates and Time:
- October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2021 (Tuesdays)
- 12 PM – 2 PM PST/3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
- Participation in all four sessions is required as this workshop is dependent on peer participation.
Four total two-hour live classes – One class each week for a month.
- Each class will include:
- Review of specific T visa eligibility requirements
- Dedicated time for peer-to-peer work to discuss and brainstorm declaration strategy based on feedback through a tailored rubric.
Three nights of homework/peer review (approx. 90 minutes per night)
- After each class, each participant will review one section of two peer declarations and provide feedback based on the workshop rubric.
By the end of the course, each participant will have an initial declaration that has been reviewed by two fellow peers as well as knowledge of how to replicate this review in their own organizations and firms.
- Completion and passing of self-assessments for the following CAST e-learning courses:
- Initial T visa declaration to be used for the peer review (Requirements for the declaration will be provided after acceptance into the workshop.)
Requirements for participation:
Commitment to participate in all 4 courses and complete the review of two other participants’ declarations.
- Must be licensed attorneys or DOJ-accredited representatives.
- We will not be accepting law students or paralegals at this time due to capacity.
- This course will prioritize attorneys and DOJ representatives who supervise attorneys in their own offices or who supervise pro-bono attorneys.
Class size will be limited to 24 to facilitate peer learning and participation.
(If there is no availability during this series, please note we will be having this training approximately every 1-2 months depending on demand for training).