Representing Asylum Seekers (3.0 General Participatory Credits)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


Handouts for this program can be downloaded by clicking on the "Other Resources" tab in the video player.

Join us for a fundamentals training for any attorney regardless of practice area who is interested in assisting asylum seekers get access to justice. The training is aimed at providing potential pro bono attorneys, new to immigration law, with an introduction to asylum law and how to represent asylum claims before the immigration court. The first half of the training will be devoted to the substantive components of asylum law and the second half will delve into guiding attorneys on the procedural steps involved in representing an asylum case.

Adela Mason, Esq.
Director - ABA Immigration Justice Project
Adela Mason is the Director of the American Bar Association's Immigration Justice Project. Prior to joining IJP Adela practiced immigration law for several years, in both the public interest and private sector, having worked with Kraus Law...More
Carolina Martin Ramos, Esq.
Supervising Attorney - ABA Immigration Justice Project
Carolina Martin Ramos, Esq. serves as the Supervising Attorney at the American Bar Association, Immigration Justice Project (ABA IJP). Carolina started her legal career as a Public Defender in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At the NMPD, she was promoted to...More

Originally Published

March 20, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Representing Asylum Seekers - Video 1
  • Representing Asylum Seekers - Video 2
  • Representing Asylum Seekers - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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