Immigration Law, Juvenile Law

Juvenile Law and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status


Beginning on September 3, 2015, the Tennessee Bar Association is offering a web-based training for practitioners who encounter foreign national unaccompanied minors. Under U.S. Immigration Law, an “unaccompanied minor” is defined as a child present in the United States without one or both parents. Once released to a family member by the Department of Homeland Security, these children face significant legal challenges in applying for a visa to remain in the U.S.

This session is lead by TBA Immigration Law Section Chair Sean Lewis and features the Hon. Sheila Calloway, Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge and Nashville Attorney Steven Simerlein.

The topics include:

  • Why are these children coming to the United States?
  • What is a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Visa?
  • How Does one Apply For a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Visa?
  • What Predicate Findings Must be Made by a Juvenile Court?
  • What is the Proper Single-Parent Vehicle Under Tennessee Juvenile Law?
  • Will The Immigration Judge Deport My Client?

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I have some prior knowledge and have done these cases but it still held my attention and I learned from this.

I recently was appointed in a rural county to represent a 14 year old illegal immigrant, and maybe, because of this program giving me exactly the information I needed to understand, maybe I will make a real difference in his life - and even potentially the life of his parents and siblings still in Honduras given the recent news about the increase in refugees being allowed into this country due to the circumstances here. I am so thankful for the presentation being available on demand and all the materials provided with it.

Clearly presented. This area seems like a good opportunity for pro bono.


This course is no longer available for purchase.

Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Discount for Immigration Law Section Members
  • Dual PowerPoint and video presentation
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop, iPad, and mobile
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.