We provide training & mentoring
​​​​​​​to our volunteer attorneys

Upcoming training sessions

Pro Bono Training: "Know Your Rights"

PAIR's Anita P. Sharma and Courtney Snegroff program will train attorneys interested in community outreach to immigrant communities, explaining an immigrant’s constitutional rights when confronted by immigration enforcement and how individuals can prepare now in case they are detained. Attorneys will be able to sign up with PAIR to lead community "Know Your Rights" workshops in Greater Boston. Attorneys from all practice areas and settings are able to attend and volunteer through PAIR. Attorneys can register with the BBA.

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 PM

WHERE:
Boston Bar Association 
16 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108

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, Meghann Boyle, Director of the Boston Asylum Sub-Office, and Dr. Sondra Crosby. To register, contact the MCLE.

WHEN:
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
​​​​​​​2:00 – 5:00 PM

WHERE:
MCLE
10 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108


Past training sessions

28 JUNE, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "Motions to Reopen"

PAIR Pro Bono Bond Training

Hosted at the BBA, this CLE covered advanced strategies for filing late and other post-order motions to reopen. Presenters included PAIR’s Elena Noureddine.

9 JUNE, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "Know Your Rights"

PAIR conducted a “Know Your Rights” training for volunteer attorneys interested in doing community outreach to immigrant communities at MassMutual.

2 JUNE, 2017

Train the Educators: "Know Your Rights"

PAIR's Elena Noureddine spoke at the Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages conference on immigrant rights, covering what an immigrant’s constitutional rights are when confronted by law enforcement. 

31 MAY, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "Representing Asylum-Seekers"

This introductory asylum training conducted by PAIR’s Anita P. Sharma and Seth Purcell covered the basics of asylum law and procedure, hosted at Mintz Levin.

24 APRIL, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "Know Your Rights"

Hosted at the BBA, this program explained to attorneys what an immigrant’s constitutional rights are when confronted by law enforcement, including immigration and customs enforcement officials and what to expect in immigration court.

6 APRIL, 2017

2 FEB, 2017

Bridge Builders

PAIR's Anita P. Sharma spoke to Lenny Zakim Fund members about PAIR’s asylum and detention work and community "Know Your Rights" outreach project at Lenny Zakim Bridge Builders Breakfast, along with Shannon Al-Wakeel, of the Muslim Justice League and Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice. 

27 MARCH, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "Immigration Detention & Bond"

Hosted at the BBA, PAIR conducted a training on representing immigration detainees in bond proceedings, including substantive standards such as eligibility for bond and significant factors in a bond determination.

21 MARCH, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "Know Your Rights"

PAIR conducted a “Know Your Rights” training for volunteer attorneys interested in doing community outreach to immigrant communities impacted by the recent Executive Orders and providing legal orientation to detained immigrants, hosted by Foley & Lardner.

13 MARCH, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "Asylum 101"

This introductory asylum training conducted by PAIR’s Seth Purcell covered 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.

3 MARCH, 2017

Advanced Strategies for Navigating a Changing Immigration Landscape

Immigration experts convened for the annual AILA-NE Conference where PAIR’s Anita P. Sharma, David McHaffey, and Anwen Hughes, spoke on hot topics in asylum, specifically national security bars.

27 JUNE, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "Relief for Unaccompanied Minors"

PAIR's Elena Noureddine presented a training on representing minors who are present in the U.S. without status, addressing the Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) process, hosted at Foley & Lardner.

7 JUNE, 2017

BBA Training: "Pro Bono for the In-house Lawyer"

Representatives of legal service organizations, including PAIR's Seth Purcell and pro bono attorney Harsha Pulluru, of John Hancock, spoke about “do-able” pro bono opportunities for in-house lawyers and the impact of such work on the community.

1 JUNE, 2017

Attorney Training: "Know Your Rights"

PAIR’s Anita P. Sharma conducted a “Know Your Rights” training at Harvard Law's Legal Services Center on community outreach to immigrant communities.

3 MAY, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "Introduction to Detention & Bond"

PAIR's Elena Noureddine conducted a training on representing immigration detainees in bond proceedings, hosted at K&L Gates.

8 APRIL, 2017

"Know Your Rights" 101

PAIR's Anita P. Sharma joined the Legal Services Center’s annual People’s Law School open-house event for a series of 1-hour workshops on legal issues that affect community members.

8 MARCH, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "An Overview of Immigrant Rights"

PAIR's Amanda Ekey will provided information on resources available to assist immigrants, and how we can prepare for any potential future polices that may have an impact on this demographic at Third Sector New England. 

24 MARCH, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "Immigration 101"

At this four-week training for state-funded organizations on Immigration Law, sponsored by the MIRA Coalition, PAIR staff members Elena Noureddine, Seth Purcell, and Anita P. Sharma presented on asylum and detention issues. 

21 MARCH, 2017

Pro Bono Training: "Representing Detainees"

PAIR’s Elena Noureddine and Audrey Robert-Ramirez discussed the ins and outs of representing detained clients in removal proceedings at the BBA.

10 MARCH, 2017

30 NOV, 2016

Pro Bono Training: "Know Your Rights"

PAIR's Anita Sharma, Elena Noureddine, and Seth Purcell conducted a “Know Your Rights” training geared towards explaining to attorneys what a person’s constitutional rights are when confronted by law enforcement.

1 MARCH, 2017

PAIR Pro Bono Bond Training

PAIR's Elena Noureddine and Amanda Ekey conducted a training on representing immigration detainees in bond proceedings, hosted at Foley Hoag. 

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