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318 North Gay Street

"Regas B" Room

Knoxville, TN 37917

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The purpose of this program is to provide attorneys who do not practice immigration law with the fundamentals of the field so that they can be mentored by immigration attorneys to accept those types of cases. A reduced rate is available for attorneys who agree to take a pro bono case from VIDA, with a mentor. The Tennessee Commission on CLE and Specialization has approved this course for 3.75 hours of general credit. Registration closes on March 22, 2017 at 5:00pm and space is limited, so register TODAY! For more information, or if paying at the door, please email info@vidaimmigration.org

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Daniel Thomann practices immigration law in Chicago, IL. His practice is nationwide and focuses on removal defense, appeals before the BIA and various U.S. Circuit Courts, and immigration related litigation before U.S. District Courts. Daniel also represents clients seeking asylum and related relief before ICE/CBP, the Asylum Office, and the immigration courts. He is on AILA's National Pro Bono Committee and past co-chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. He is also President of Volunteer Immigrant Defense Advocates (VIDA), has been active in the representation of women and children who were detained at Artesia, NM and Karnes and Dilley, TX through CARA and the AILA Pro Bono Project, and is a frequent media contributor on family detention and other immigration issues. Daniel is a 2003 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.

Valeria Gomez: Valeria Gomez is an Equal Justice Works justice AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at Volunteer Immigrant Defense Advocates (VIDA) in Knoxville, TN. Valeria provides legal screenings and direct representation to unaccompanied immigrant children living in eastern Tennessee who are in removal proceedings before the Memphis Immigration Court. She also speaks regularly to attorneys and community members regarding issues related to immigration. Before joining VIDA in June 2016, Valeria worked as a Clinical Lecturer and Equal Justice Works justice AmeriCorps Legal Fellow with the University of Tennessee Immigration Clinic, where she maintained her own caseload and educated the law school and broader community on immigration issues by teaching the clinic students, conducting events and presentations at the law school, and working with outside stakeholders such as educators to ensure access to justice for her clients. Prior to becoming an Equal Justice Works justice AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, Valeria was an Associate Attorney in the labor and employment practice group at Butler Snow, LLP in Nashville, TN. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, TN.

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Knoxville, TN 37917

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