2020 CLS National Conference Christian Legal Aid Summit


Christian Legal Aid
Virtual Summit

October 15, 2020

Where Family Law, Domestic Violence, and Immigration Intersect: An Interactive Case Study Discussion

More and more often, legal aid clients are coming to our clinics with overlapping issues of immigration, domestic violence, and family law. Even attorneys who do not specialize in immigration must be competent in issue-spotting a family law fact pattern to find potential problems and solutions for non-citizen clients who call the United States their home. This workshop will briefly discuss the type of family law cases that demand extra attention, regardless of one’s state of jurisdiction, as well as possible forms of immigration relief that could arise from such cases. The majority of the workshop will be spent in an interactive case study discussion involving real client stories, allowing attendees to practice issue-spotting, evaluating ethics questions, and sharing how their individual clinics would assess and assist each client.

Click here to view the Family Law discussion Powerpoint presentation.


Legal Aid in the Time of COVID-19: Panel and Breakout Discussion

Hear Christian Legal Aid attorneys share their clinics’ experiences in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics will include the following:

  • What has worked well and not worked well for your clinic during the pandemic?
  • How have you handled remote client services?
  • How do you envision the future of your clinic in the face of uncertainty?
  • Has this season created new opportunities for serving the poor and/or transforming your clinic?