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Extreme Hardship Criteria in Waivers and Cancellation of Removal Cases: Clinical Forensic Strategies for Immigration Lawyers

Produced on November 12, 2019

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Course Information

Time 63 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

In this seminar, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver provides the immigration lawyer with a detailed analysis of criteria considered by clinical experts when undertaking a psychosocial evaluation in extreme hardship cases. Here, Mr. Silver integrates important legal considerations with the psychosocial criteria offering new and different insights to better advocate for the clients and their family members. He also reviews the different criteria that have an impact on extreme hardship considerations. Additionally, he addresses how to best present these issues to help your client.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the major criteria for evaluations in extreme hardship cases used by clinical experts
  2. Appreciate who best benefits from psychosocial evaluations when extreme hardship cases are present
  3. Identify the factors that trigger an extreme hardship analysis
  4. Examine the purpose and scope of the psychosocial assessment for both the client and family members
  5. Consider clinical and legal considerations permitting and integration of these two specialties

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Faculty

Mark Silver

Psychiatric Social Worker

Mark S. Silver is a lawyer and New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a doctorate in psychology and the author of Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics: Humanizing the Client Towards a Better Legal Outcome. Revised Sixth Edition. (2018). Since 2002, Mark has worked as a consultant for law firms throughout the United States conducting psychosocial evaluations and writing formal reports in forensic and mitigation immigration and criminal cases. He has worked with thousands of clients from about forty countries throughout the world on various individual, family, and mental health issues related to criminal conduct and deportation. He has also provided expert testimony in several dozen of these cases.