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Past Training Opportunities


Wednesday, Aug. 20: Training for volunteer attorneys on handling Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) cases, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., McGinnis, Lochridge and Kilgore, Austin, 600 Congress Ave., Suite 2100. Sponsored by American Gateways in collaboration with Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas and Casa Marianella. To register or for more information, contact Robert Painter, director of pro bono services at American Gateways, at (512) 478-0546, ext. 213, or

Tuesday, Aug. 5, noon-1:30 p.m., Bernardo Kohler Center and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati free CLE, “Representing Minors in Special Immigrant Juvenile Cases,” 900 S. Capital of Texas Highway, Las Cimas IV, Fifth Floor, Austin. RSVP to


Wednesday, July 30: Informational session: “Unaccompanied Refugee Minors & Humanitarian Crisis at the Border: What’s Going On and What Can Attorneys Do?” 6-7 p.m., Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Ave., Dallas, 75201. RSVP to Alicia Hernandez at Sponsored by the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association.

Thursday, July 31: CLE (.25 ethics): “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Training through Human Rights Initiative,” noon-1 p.m., HRI Offices, 2801 Swiss Ave., Dallas, 75204. RSVP to Elisabeth Hagberg at Sponsored by the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.

Friday, Aug. 1, CLE (.25 ethics): “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Training through Human Rights Initiative,” noon-1 p.m., Perkins Coie, 500 N. Akard, Ste. 3300, Dallas, 75201. RSVP to Elisabeth Hagberg at Sponsored by the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.


Thursday, July 31: Free CLE: “The Rights of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Texas Border and the Duties of Federal, State, and Local Governments,” 1-5 p.m., Houston Community College, 5601 W. Loop South Freeway, Houston, 77081. Registration required. Registration form available here. Sponsored by the Harris County Attorney’s Office, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Harris County Constable Precinct 1, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Houston Bar Association, Foster Quan LLP, AILA Texas Chapter, Houston Community College, Univision 45 Houston, Hispanic Bar Association of Houston, Mexican American Bar Association of Houston, Houston Volunteer Lawyers, and Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law.


Tuesday, Aug. 12: The Mexican-American Bar Association of San Antonio General Membership/CLE Meeting, featuring Catholic Charities and RAICES presentations on pro bono opportunities and training, noon, the Palm, 233 E Houston St., San Antonio, 78205. For more information, go to:

Wednesday, Aug. 13, The Mexican-American Bar Association is sponsoring a CLE from 1pm to 5pm at the offices of Cox & Smith, Weston Centre, 112 E. Pecan Street, Suite 1800 San Antonio, Texas 78205. Please RSVP, as seating is limited, to or (4 hrs CLE, including 1 hr ethics, applied for).

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