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CLE: Girls in Crisis—Foster Care and Unaccompanied Immigrants

Only $25! This program is underwritten by Tomasik, Kotin Kasserman, LLC, allowing registrants to attend for $25.

Learn how you, as an Illinois attorney, can help this growing and highly vulnerable population! Don’t miss this half-day seminar on May 17 in Chicago that examines the unique set of challenges facing girls in the Illinois foster care system and as unaccompanied immigrants. Girls in the Illinois foster care system and those who cross U.S. borders as unaccompanied immigrants are a particularly vulnerable population with heightened risks for abuse and exploitation, including sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking. Attorneys with a basic level of practice experience in child law, immigration law, or with an interest in assuming pro bono activities to assist girls in crisis and who attend this seminar will better understand: the Illinois foster care system and its basic functions; the unique risks facing girls in the Illinois foster care system; the increasing numbers of minor girls crossing U.S. borders unaccompanied by adults, their fate upon arrival, and the dangers they face; state and national policies and practices that operate to increase risks against girls; and what Illinois attorneys can do to help this vulnerable population.

The program is presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Women and the Law and co-sponsored by the ISBA Child Law Section, the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Black Women Lawyers Association, and North Shore Law. It qualifies for 3.75 hours MCLE credit.

Learn more and register.

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Rhys Saunders
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