Best Practices for Working with Hispanic Immigration Clients

Best Practices for Working with Hispanic Immigration Clients

Release Date: 10/11/2023
Recording Available 7-14 Days After Event Date
Format Length CLE Eligible
Video Roundtable 60 min. No

In this pivotal roundtable, we invite immigration lawyers to delve into the intricacies of serving the Hispanic immigrant community. Recognizing the diverse tapestry of cultures, histories, and experiences within this demographic is crucial.

Our discussion will commence with an introduction to cultural sensitivity training, emphasizing the role of regional nuances and the importance of dismantling biases. We'll then transition into the challenges posed by language barriers, exploring the significance of bilingual services and effective communication tools. The roundtable will also address the often-overlooked complexities of legal documentation, highlighting the role of technology in streamlining processes and ensuring clarity. As we navigate these topics, participants will gain insights into the unique legal challenges faced by Hispanic immigrants, from varied immigration experiences to fears of deportation.

This roundtable aims to equip lawyers with the knowledge, empathy, and tools necessary to offer unparalleled support to the Hispanic community. Join us for an enlightening discussion that promises to reshape the way we approach immigration law for Hispanic clients.

This roundtable is hosted by AILA's Hispanic/Latin American Interest Group. Hispanic/Latin American culture is a diverse and rich blend of traditions, beliefs, and cuisines from various regions and countries. The Hispanic/Latin American Interest Group hopes to facilitate collaborative, cross-cultural opportunities that foster community and enhance the field of immigration law.

This roundtable is available only to AILA members and not CLE eligible. AILA University Video Roundtables are free learning opportunities for AILA members provided via a weekly schedule of live video programming for members to come together from across the country and world to discuss hot topics and network with colleagues in the field. Video Roundtables are part of AILA University programming and each session is hosted by faculty selected for their expertise.

Lilia G. Alcaraz Tocchini, Client Resources Committee/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Phoenix, AZ

Mario M. Ramos, Nashville, TN

Elina Magaly Santana, USCIS Case Assistance Committee, Miami, FL

Marcia I. Perez, San Francisco, CA

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.