Register for REPRESENTING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: PART 4 - VAWA-360 on Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 1:00 PM EST at:
As a battered spouse, child or parent, you may file an immigrant visa petition under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The VAWA provisions in the INA allow certain spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens and certain spouses and children of permanent residents (Green Card holders) to file a petition for themselves, without the abuser's knowledge. This allows victims to seek both safety and independence from their abuser, who is not notified about the filing. The VAWA provisions, which apply equally to women and men, are permanent and do not require congressional reauthorization.
This free webinar is the fourth session in the five part series for lawyers providing pro bono assistance to survivors of domestic violence and is being submitted for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit. As a condition of registration approval, attendees are asked to certify during registration that they will provide pro bono publico legal assistance to a survivor of domestic violence in a J&DR or General District court proceeding (or make a financial contribution to a pro bono legal service provider assisting domestic violence victims). (NOTE - The final webinar in this series will be held on November 14 and focus on immigration, U-Visas and pro bono representation of domestic violence victims).
This webinar series is co-sponsored by the VSB Special Committee on Access to Legal Services, Good Samaritan Advocates, and the Virginia Poverty Law Center.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.