The Cardozo Society for Legal Professionals
and the Jewish Community Relations Council
of the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy
an Introduction to the Law and Eligibility Criteria for Asylum
featuring Sarah Burrows, Esq.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Congregation Beth El-Norwalk
109 East Ave., Norwalk
Open to the community free of charge
This event is sponsored by First American Title Insurance Company. Participating attorneys will be eligible for one hour of Connecticut MCLE credit.
Sarah Burrows, Esq. is the Pro Bono Program Manager at HIAS. Prior to joining HIAS in October 2018, she was Director, Pro Bono at the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project. She was previously Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney and Interim Supervising Attorney at Kids in Need of Defense, Washington, D.C., where she mentored pro bono attorneys on complex cases involving children in removal proceedings in immigration court. Sarah began her career at the law firm Paul Hastings LLP, where she spent five years as an associate in the litigation department. While at Paul Hastings, Sarah participated in a number of pro bono programs, including representing clients in contested adoption proceedings and other family court matters, assisting undocumented victims of domestic violence file applications for U-visa nonimmigrant status, and representing asylum seekers. Sarah received her B.A. from the George Washington University in 2005 and earned her J.D. from American University Washington College of Law in 2009. She is admitted to practice law in New York.
Founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in 1881 to assist Jews fleeing programs in Russia and Eastern Europe, HIAS has touched the life of nearly every Jewish family in America and now welcomes all who have fled persecution. Known mostly for our work resettling refugees, HIAS also provides free legal representation for immigrants seeking asylum and other forms of humanitarian protection in the United States. This training will provide an introduction to asylum law, examine the eligibility criteria for those seeking asylum, and discuss recent developments that have made seeking asylum more challenging.