The GAL’s Guide to Immigration Law and GAL Practice Standards
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When: Friday, March 3, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM CT
Where: Mid Plains Community College, North Campus, Room 206
1101 Halligan Dr.
North Platte, Nebraska 
United States

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*Nebraska MCLE #136512. *Iowa MCLE #253390. 3 CLE hours. (Regular/live)
*Nebraska MCLE #136514. Iowa MCLE #253391. 3 CLE hours. (Distance learning credit)
* Approved for 3 hours of Guardian ad Litem CLE credit.

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Registration Fees
$195 - Regular Registration
$150 - (discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
Free - Law Students

1:00 pm    Immigration Basics for Attorneys in Juvenile Court
This presentation will cover the different types of immigration statuses, as well as the forms of immigration relief currently available to children who are not U.S. Citizens. Examples of
the complexity of the U.S. immigration legal system will be shared, immigration legal terms will be defined, and all questions will be welcomed.

2:00 pm    The GAL’s Role in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) Cases
Unfortunately, many undocumented children in Nebraska are aging out of the juvenile court’s jurisdiction without applying for SIJS, which creates a path to U.S. citizenship, as it is an immigration legal option that is not widely known about. Learn about this particular form of immigration relief that may be available to children involved in juvenile court that have been abused, abandoned and/or neglected.

3:00 pm    Break

3:15 pm    View from the Bench
Judge Anne Paine, 11th Judicial District County Court, will address (1) Practice Standards for Guardians ad Litem for Juveniles in Juvenile Court Proceedings; (2) the GAL Reports; and (3) Parenting Time/Visitation.

4:15 pm    Adjourn

Judge Anne Paine is a judge of the 11th Judicial District County Court and a member of the Nebraska Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Court, the Juvenile Case Progression Standards Sub-Committee, and the Guardian ad Litem Subcommittee.

Mindy Rush Chipman is Justice for Our Neighbors’ Senior Managing Attorney. She manages JFON’s Immigrant-Focused Medical Legal Partnership and Rural Capacity Building programs, both aimed at promoting inclusivity by offering immigration education and advocacy, as well as direct immigration legal services to immigrants living in rural communities or receiving services from partnering healthcare

Rosangela Godinez is Justice for Our Neighbors’ Central Nebraska Rural Capacity Building Attorney. She provides immigration legal services and support to rural communities in central Nebraska, where she facilitates community efforts to meet immigration legal needs.