General, Solo, Small Firms, Family Law, Immigration Law, Young Lawyers Division, Federal Law, Adoption Law

Immigration Law: Immigrant Children in Foster Care


This CLE will provide both DCS and private attorneys with an overview of the population of immigrant children in Tennessee, including an in-depth look at attorneys’ roles in helping children obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) in the state court and immigration agency settings. Speakers will discuss cultural, linguistic, and legal barriers and ethical considerations for working with mixed status families as well as provide nuts-and-bolts guidance on the role of the guardian ad litem, how to draft SIJS-compliant orders, and how to file a petition with the immigration agency.


1 - 2:00 p.m.: Immigrant Kids 101: What you need to know. (Dual/Ethics)

Emily Stotts, Immigrant Justice Program Director, Community Legal Center

Caroline Burriss, Children’s Project Supervising Attorney, Mid-South Immigration Advocates


2 - 3:00 p.m: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Juvenile Court Practice

Laura English, Attorney, Chastain English Law (Memphis)

Chay Sengkhounmany, Attorney, Legal Aid Society (Middle Tennessee)

Brittany Faith, Attorney, Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C. (Chattanooga)


3- 3:15 p.m. BREAK


3:15 - 4:15 p.m.: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Immigration Practice

Stacie Hammond, Senior Immigration Attorney, Latino Memphis

Casey Bryant, Executive Director, Advocates for Immigrant Rights


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This program will utilize Zoom Webinar. Attendees will be able to ask questions through the chat feature. The email associated with your TBA account will be the email that receives the link to join the Zoom meeting invitation. 


Course Pricing
  • Member: 135.00
  • Non-Member: 310.00 (Includes TBA Complete Membership)
  • Section: 105.00
  • Other: 105.00 (GAL Attorney)
  • Other: 105.00 (DCS Staff)
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Course Information June 09, 2021
  • Schedule: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: , TN
  • All 2021 CLEs can be taken online
  • Section Member Discount
  • View from laptop or mobile device
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 2.00
Total Credits: 3

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.

Course Agenda

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