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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many events are taking place online only. Events taking place in person are subject to CDC guidelines, including restrictions on capacity and requirements for social distancing and mask-wearing.

Practicing Asylum in the Twilight Zone

Friday, Dec 4, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 6:15 PM - English

Catholic Legal Services presents a fall webinar training opportunity

Practicing Asylum in the Twilight Zone: The Art of the Possible

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 | CLE Credits: 10

Please note that we had hoped to incorporate an in-person component to this event, we feel that recent guidance from CDC, the increase in COVID-19 spread, and the duty to model good behavior requires us to provide an all-virtual event.

Registration deadline is noon Dec. 3, 2020

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Agenda of the Event

Morning Track: How can we Save Asylum Law

  • 9–10:30 a.m.: Getting the Law Straight from the Beginning: What can go wrong when a non-lawyer filed the case. Are there Remedies? Speakers: Elizabeth Blandon, Founder of Blandon Law; Elina Santana, Co-founder of Santana Rodriguez Law; Cassandra Suprin, CLS Managing Attorney
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: When and How to Seek Judicial Review Relating to your Asylum Claim.   Speakers: The Honorable Judge A. Jordan, Federal Court of the 11th Circuit; Mark Prada, Co-founder of Prada Urizar, Board Member, AILA South Florida Chapter; Félix Montañez, CLS Supervising Attorney 
  • 12:45-1:30 p.m.: A Conversation with former Florida Senator Bill Nelson on What Role Does a Senator Play in Creating Legislation: The Integrity of the Legislative Process. When and How can a Senator Help Individual Cases. Moderators: Antonia Canero Davies, Founding Partner of Canero Immigration Law Firm, CLS Board Member; Jordan Dollar, Dollar and Baboun Law, CLS Board President
  • 1:30–2 p.m.: Recognition Award: Honoree: Elena Crosby, Deputy State Director for Constituent Services, Office of Senator Marco Rubio; Honoree: Mercedes Ayala, Senior Immigration Specialist for Senator Marco Rubio. Introduction: Antonia Canero Davies, Founding Partner of Canero Immigration Law Firm, CLS Board Member
  • Speaker: Florida Senator Marco Rubio | Presentation:  Randolph McGrorty, Executive Director and Co-founder of Catholic Legal Services 

Afternoon Track:  Good Practices Make Good Cases

  • 2 pm – 3:30 p.m.:   Preparing Your Witness for Hearings in Light of Recent AG/BIA Cases. Speakers: Denise Slavin, (retired) U.S. Immigration Judge; Linda Osberg Braun, Former Adjunct Professor of Immigration law, University of Miami; Kristie Ann Padron, CLS Managing Attorney
  • 3:45–5:15 p.m.:  The State of the Law. What is Asylum Law and what policy decisions affect it? Speakers: Deborah Anker, Professor and Founder, Harvard Immigration & Refugee Clinical Program, Author; Rebecca Sharpless, Professor, University of Miami Law School; Kevin Gregg, Partner with Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A.; Peterson St. Philippe, CLS Managing Attorney
  • 5:15–6 p.m.: Open forum


Online, Online, FL 33138 (Map)

Bless this Kitchen

Next date: Dec 10, 2020 - click here for time schedule - English

Join St. Augustine's pastor via livestream and get to know members of our parish family. 


St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center
1400 Miller Road, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (Map)

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St. Augustine Catholic Church & Student Center

Online - Bingo Nite!

Thursday, Dec 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM - English

A fun evening event for you and your family or a group of friends.  Take time to connect and have some fun with Bingo Night!  Sign up and Bingo cards will be emailed to you and you can play and maybe even win fun-themed prizes from the comfort of your own home!  Join us monthly for Bingo Night!

Fall-October Bingo - Thursday, Oct. 29 - 8 p.m.


MorningStar Renewal Center
7272 SW 124 St., Pinecrest, FL 33156 (Map)

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Jessi Menendez