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Cultural Considerations

Immigration Issues in Juvenile Court

Kristen Jackson, J.D. (2011 Lecture Series)

Description: An all-day seminar led by UCLA Law Faculty Kristen Jackson addressing immigration issues for children in juvenile court. It will cover the basics of immigration law and focus on forms of relief including Special Immigration Juvenile Status (SIJS). The intersection of juvenile delinquency and immigration will also be covered, as will local and national immigration resources.

Trainer: Kristen Jackson is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Immigrants' Rights Project of Los Angeles-based non-profit Public Counsel. She represents abused, abandoned and neglected children eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status in the delinquency, dependency, probate and adoption systems - before state courts, the immigration service, immigration courts and federal appellate courts. Kristen provides nationwide trainings and technical assistance on children's immigration issues with a focus on SIJS. She co-teaches UCLA School of Law's Immigration Law Clinic and recently co-authored Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Other Immigration Options for Children and Youth with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. She serves as an Asylum Liaison for the Southern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Before joining Public Counsel, Kristen clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a student director of the Advocacy for Parents and Children Clinic.

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Videos of the Session - From Ashland
  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5
  6. Part 6

Complete this training for 5.33 MCLE credit!

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*MCLE Activity ID: 61813