Emergency Planning for Parents at Risk of Removal
** This training is for attorneys interested in working on parental directives matters **
Recent actions by the new Administration have caused tremendous uncertainty among immigrant families in New York. Many are now living in fear of detention or deportation, and are concerned about what this may mean for their children. Parental directives will allow a parent to give authority to a trusted friend or relative to provide care for a child. Please join us on March 29, 2017 to learn how to prepare these important documents. Topics include planning for the immediate care of a child in the event that a parent is detained and/or deported; preparing documents that will enable someone to act on behalf of a parent in connection with certain educational and health care decisions; creating Powers of Attorneys to allow an agent to access a bank account for the purpose of providing for a child; best practices for working with interpreters; advising the client on next steps an agent must take to become a permanent guardian.
David Colodny, Esq., Director of Legal Services at Catholic Migration Services
Sarah Burrows, Esq., Pro Bono Manager at Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
This course is FREE to those who agree to accept at least two pro bono matters from the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project or Catholic Migration Services. Your time commitment for each client is estimated to be 4-6 hours.