Sexual Orientation Asylum: 2015 Update

Production Date: November 19, 2015 Practice Areas: Immigration Law, International Law, and Public Interest Law Estimated Length: 3703 minutes


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Asylum applications based on sexual orientation have risen in the United States and Canada in past decades. Here, attorney Mark Silver addresses the challenges of litigating an asylum petition based on sexual orientation and offers his insight as a clinical expert who evaluates claims of persecution and harm. With a specific focus on psychiatric issues, he also discusses how to balance the experiences of the applicant in his or her country of origin with the experiences as a new immigrant. By virtue of its sensitive nature, the sexual orientation asylum petition comes with challenges and obstacles that require particular attention by both the lawyer and clinician during the application process.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Understand psychological, social, and community challenges faced by asylum petitioners

II.    Comprehend the adversity facing these clients

III.   Recognize potential psychiatric issues that may result from such persecution

IV.   Identify proper evidence of persecution to support a petition for sexual orientation asylum

Kathryn S.
Saint Petersburg, FL


Rita D.
Delray Beach, FL

I've listened to a few of Mark's presentations and he does an excellent job.

Brian H.
Saint Johns, FL

Best one yet. Informed and passionate speaker.

Jennie K.
Austin, TX

Great program!

Pamela S.
Longwood, FL

Superior. Exceeded expectations.

Chris S.
Washington, DC

very good information about this subject.

Steven V.
Wellington, FL

One of the more interesting lectures out of about 20 I have heard on Lawline.

michael c.
Beech Mountain, NC

A very good seminar

William C.
Tallahassee, FL

This was very instructive! I practiced mental health law for ten years.

melvin f.
Sarasota, FL

Very timely.

Janine B.
Falls Church, VA

I have to commend LawLine for making continuing legal education much more interesting than it used to be.

James L.
Phoenix, AZ

This is a topic to update each year. A good program and presentaton.

Ny, NY

great lecturer the psychology degree is obvious

John N.
El Paso, TX

An area of immigration law that I was previously unaware of.

John A.
Medford, OR

Best seminar thus far. Knowledgeable, clear, good PowerPoint and materials. Will look for other courses taught by this instructor.

Vivian B.
Osprey, FL

Presented well.

Rachel T.
Saint Paul, MN

Interesting topic valuable for GALs as well

Elizabeth Z.
Raleigh, NC

Very interesting - thank you!

Holly R.
New York, NY

good lecturer and clearly knowledgeable on the topic. Thanks!

Jeffrey D.
Severn, MD