On Demand

Preparing Successful Applications Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

1h 4m

Created on August 26, 2021





This program, taught by Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law attorney Ruby Powers, is designed to familiarize immigration attorneys with the successful tips and guidance in seeking relief under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The program will cover how to effectively work with clients in preparing and filing the VAWA application, and tips on special considerations and complications that could arise.  She will also discuss the differences between VAWA and VAWA Cancellation of Removal in immigration court proceedings. Powers will share her years of examples in representing VAWA applicants throughout the program to help clarify the elements and ensure a successful process.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify the basic qualifications of a VAWA petitioner including eligibility criteria for derivative applicants

  2. Discuss the necessary documentation to successfully prove the required elements, including tips when proof can be challenging to obtain

  3. Review the standard process for a VAWA application and when to apply for adjustment of status concurrently

  4. Implement the ideal screening process during potential consultations, and special considerations to take into account when working with applicants

  5. Assess VAWA Cancellation of Removal and the potential forms of relief for VAWA applicants in removal proceedings

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