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Upcoming CLEs

 “Representing Immigrants in Removal Proceedings”
May 4, 2018
8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon

Jewish Family & Community Services will train volunteer attorneys to represent immigrants who are at risk for deportation in removal proceedings. This CLE is hosted by the Pro Bono Center of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation and is free for volunteers who agree to take a case. Space is limited. To register, contact Megan Walker at


 “Helping Domestic Violence Victims Obtain Protection Orders”
May 11, 2018

This course trains attorneys to obtain final protection from abuse orders (PFAs) for victims of domestic violence. It is open to all attorneys interested in volunteering for NLSA's PFA program. The law firm of K&L Gates will host the training at 210 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219, on Friday, May 11, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (registration from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.). CLE CREDITS: 3 substantive, 1 ethics. REGISTRATION FEE: Free for attorneys or paralegals volunteering to take PFA referrals; $150 for non-volunteers; $50 for non-volunteers who do not want CLE credit.

Click here to register or call Mary Ann Troper-Malley at 412-586-6134.



 “Navigating the Naturalization Interview CLE”
June 20, 2018

This fundamental level CLE will provide attorneys with the skills they will need to represent a client through the naturalization interview process in front of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security-USCIS. It will focus on the interview itself including the review of the application, the civics questions, and the English test. Materials will be provided for practitioners to assist their clients in preparing for this process.

Thanks to the John A. Meehan Citizenship Institute, a limited number of volunteer attorneys who agree to conduct mock interviews with naturalization preparation class students at CCAC pro bono may register and attend at no cost. Upon completion of the CLE, the volunteer attorneys will be asked to assist in future naturalization preparation classes.

The 1-hour program will be held on June 20, 10:00-11:00 a.m., in the Koppers Bldg., 436 Seventh Ave. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Barbara Griffin at for more information and to register.