NYSBA Webinar To Train Lawyers To Aid Ukrainian Refugees

By Brandon Vogel

March 21, 2022

NYSBA Webinar To Train Lawyers To Aid Ukrainian Refugees


By Brandon Vogel

Hundreds of lawyers watching the heartbreaking news out of Ukraine are volunteering to help those who are looking to escape from the war-torn country.

Since Russia invaded, Ukrainian citizens have flocked to Poland, Romania, and Canada. President Biden has committed to helping more than 3 million Ukrainians find refuge in the United States

The webinar, “Aiding Ukraine: Initial Temporary Protected Status Applications,” will focus on how lawyers can help Ukrainians who want to live in the United States. It will be held on Friday, March 25, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Participants will receive information about the Temporary Protected Status program and learn the basics of how to help people file initial applications and supporting documents. Presenters will discuss the eligibility criteria, common pitfalls, and other practice pointers.

Temporary Protected Status allows Ukrainians to remain in the United States for 18 months, a time period that has been determined by the Biden administration and could be extended. However, Temporary Protected Status is not a path to a green card or citizenship.

Michelle Lee of Albany, staff attorney and Office of New Americans legal counsel to the Legal Project, and Danny Alicea of New York City, litigation supervisor to the Immigration Center for Family Representation, are the featured speakers. State Bar President T. Andrew Brown will make welcoming remarks.

The program is sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s International Section, President’s Committee on Access to Justice and the Committees on Continuing Legal Education, Immigration Representation and Legal Aid.

About the New York State Bar Association

The New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and guidance in our communities.


Contact: Brandon Vogel
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