Immigration and Nationality Law Section

Composed of over 600 attorney members, the LACBA Immigration and Nationality Law Section provides continuing legal education programs in key immigration practice areas, mentorship through the Lunch with the Experts series and the Section Listserve, opportunities to serve in a pro bono capacity in our community, liaison activities with the Department of Homeland Security and the Executive Office for Immigration Review, an annual diversity celebration, and mixer events co-sponsored with other bar associations. The Section's Executive Committee monitors federal immigration legislation and comments on proposed regulations.

Please note that only licensed attorneys may join the Immigration and Nationality Law Section.

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Hon. Anne Richardson
Hon. Ana Maria Luna

“Seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Findings through
California Probate and Family Courts”

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Click to view the member's only page for more info. Look under "Lunch with the Expert"


Please note that this virtual event, including attendees' Zoom video, audio and screen name, and questions or chats, may be recorded. All or portions of the event recording may be shared after the event. Individuals who do not want their identities to be captured are solely responsible for turning off their camera, muting their microphone and/or adjusting their screen name accordingly. By attending this event, you consent to your name, voice, and/or image being recorded and to LACBA immigration section reproducing, distributing and otherwise displaying the recording, within its sole discretion.


Judge Anne Richardson (Family Law) and Judge Ana Maria Luna (Probate) from the Los Angeles Superior Court, Stanley Mosk Courthouse, will share common mistakes, from missing forms to notice issues, and challenges that arise in cases where SIJ Findings are sought.  Practitioners, Joseph Weiner, Senior Staff Attorney from Public Counsel and Lucero Chavez Basilio, attorney with the UC Immigrant Legal Services Center, will discuss practical tips, best practices and how to deal with ex parte requests.

Section news will be added here as it becomes available.

Click here for Immigration Section documents and other information (Section members only)

This includes:
DHS Agencies and EOIR Liaison Meeting Minutes, Policies, Memos, and Procedures
Current updates, policies, and procedures for local immigration courts and CIS District offices and sub-offices, processing times and much more.
Please note:  when you access the link above, you'll be asked for your LACBA user name and password.

Immigration Legal Assistance Project Attorney Filing Service