U Visa Training Manual for Immigration Advocates 3rd Edition - 2018 Revision



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The purpose of this manual is to provide practical support for pro bono attorneys representing clients in U visa cases.  While every U visa case differs, the information and materials herein will provide a starting point to facilitate the application process.  This manual was developed to assist attorneys specifically volunteering for Public Counsel. Please also keep in mind that Los Angeles is within the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for that reason the manual's legal discussion is based on Ninth Circuit precedent.   

This manual is a guide to U visa practice and does not purport to discuss all aspects of immigration practice related to U visa cases.  Immigration law changes frequently and attorneys must conduct independent research to learn of such changes.  Additional sources should be consulted when more complex questions regarding current law and procedure arise.