DVD - Representing LGBTQ/H Asylum-Seekers: A How-To Guide

Piibe Jogi, Staff Attorney at Immigration Equality—an NGO that strives to improve the lives of LGBTQ and HIV+ immigrants—will provide advocates with the knowledge base necessary to represent LGBTQ/H persons fearing persecution in their applications for asylum. In this presentation, attendees will come to understand the standards set by the Refugee Convention as incorporated into domestic law, the legal and administrative processes involved in seeking asylum both affirmatively and defensively, the relative benefits and limitations of asylum as compared with other forms of immigration relief, and the nuances involved in (and sensitivity required by) LGBTQ/H claims.  At the end of the presentation, attendees should feel empowered to take on LGBTQ/H asylum cases—and, in so doing, to help provide a path to safety and a brighter future for some of the world’s most vulnerable citizens. 

Filmed on November 14, 2016

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 3.00
  • Format
    On-Demand/Recorded - Audio/Video File
  • Price: $150
  • Materials
    Contains 3 training item(s)

About the Faculty

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    Piibe Jogi (Speaker)

    As the co-manager of Immigration Equality's Pro Bono Program, Piibe works to expand and enhance asylum-related representation for LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants. She also directly represents clients in immigration proceedings at all levels. Prior to joining Immigration Equality, Piibe worked for several years as a corporate attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, then briefly as a solo practitioner. She also worked pro bono for several nonprofit organizations in Westchester County, assisting undocumented immigrant survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking to gain legal status in the United States. Piibe has taught law courses at Tartu University in Estonia, Uppsala University in Sweden, and Seton Hall Law School's online program. She is the author of the textbook “Law and Ethics” (in Estonian) and several other publications. Piibe's degrees include an LL.B. (with the highest distinction) from Tartu University, Faculty of Law in Estonia, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, England, and an LL.M. and a J.S.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.