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Drafting Dynamic Declarations - Shared screen with speaker view
Ugochi Anaebere Nicholson
36:41
Good morning!
Jesse Avila
37:20
Good morning.
> Jason Rivera (he, him, his)
38:29
Good morning everyone!
Alison Yew
01:01:03
C
Dorna Khazeni
01:01:06
b
JoaquĆ­n Doyle-Matta
01:01:06
c
Susan Rodriguez
01:01:07
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Hakop Ter-Akopyan
01:01:08
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Elizabeth Robles
01:01:08
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Julie Crandall
01:01:08
c
Lydia Nicholson
01:01:10
a
Christopher Melling
01:01:11
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Camille Nguyen
01:01:11
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Madia Aghaansari Nasrabadi
01:01:11
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Martha Youssofi
01:01:12
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Chelsea Helena
01:01:12
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Claire LaVaute
01:01:13
c
Catalina Ramirez
01:01:14
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Lucia Choi
01:01:14
a
Ricardo Torres Artavia
01:01:15
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Shyann Murphy
01:01:16
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Brit Nuckles
01:01:16
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Ugochi Anaebere Nicholson
01:01:16
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Anne McDermott
01:01:16
b
Jordan Murphree
01:01:18
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Jonathan Lee
01:01:19
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Vianey Prado
01:01:19
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Kaili Ganigan
01:01:20
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Ashley Plotkin
01:01:20
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Sonia Shakoori
01:01:21
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Jeanie Min
01:01:22
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Kyle Warren
01:01:23
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Eva Shen
01:01:23
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David Pankratz
01:01:24
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Lolita Fernandes
01:01:24
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Marcelina Mahoney
01:01:25
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Andrea Torres-Figueroa
01:01:27
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Yuwen Wang
01:01:29
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Erin Simonitch
01:01:29
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Kimberly Huynh
01:01:31
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Teodora Gagauz
01:01:31
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Robyn Kuslits
01:01:33
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Brit Nuckles
01:06:11
This might be a dumb question, but why would an attorney submit a declaration?
Gayle Tamler
01:12:37
Where is the join button
Ricardo Torres Artavia
01:26:49
yes
Dorna Khazeni
01:28:01
I am a mother. I have two children, x and y.
Brit Nuckles
01:28:15
So we had the children information, we think the number of children, their age, and the custody of the children is very important for the factual side of the argument. Using their names would be benifical for an emotional appeal, but we also want to ask the mother how comforatable she is disclosing her children because of immigration status.
Jasmine Robinson
01:29:01
From the employment history point of view, our group shared the importance of showing that she may have recently lost her job, making her more sympathetic
Dustin Stroeve
01:29:46
For Group 3 (living situation) we thought it would be useful to include information about the client's current living situation in the declaration because it gives a more sympathetic story
Jasmine Robinson
01:30:01
Likewise, it would be important to make sure that her employment history does not reflect badly on her, or that it is her fault that her family is in this situation.
Zeenat Hassan
01:32:28
We talked about whether to include info about why she needs benefits. Definitely include in this case! She has two young kids and has to choose between two life necessities: food and shelter. She needs benefits to provide basic necessities for herself and her children.
Aisha Novasky
01:34:02
we talked about including facts to make it sympathetic, particularly if the law isn't on your side. but also be mindful of the reader - some judges don't even read these things, so you may want to keep it short and sweet
Alison Yew
01:35:36
We had a group with no assignment on topics so we just discussed generally strategy on what we would include depending on requirements.
Caitlyn Handy
01:36:39
For physical/mental condition we also talked about the benefit of including it if she possibly needed a reasonable accommodation and you wanted to lay the foundation for that argument
>Nisha Vyas (she, her) Western Center on Law & Poverty
01:38:21
Great points here! Importance of laying foundation, knowing your audience, and bolstering a (maybe) weak case
Brit Nuckles
01:52:15
If you put bad facts in the declaration then you can control how the fact-finder sees the bad facts
>Nisha Vyas (she, her) Western Center on Law & Poverty
01:53:16
That's right, and where appropriate, you can provide context
Tracy Walsh
01:57:26
I've had file a declaration to for a motion to enforce a settlement agreement before, too
Karl Wallen
01:58:00
Are declarations admissible evidence/what are the situations where they are admissible evidence? Thank you.
Madia Aghaansari Nasrabadi
01:58:47
In immigration courts and USCIS it is always admissible evidence
Madia Aghaansari Nasrabadi
01:58:59
and it is considered a testimony
Madeline Aguilar
02:00:04
Will we have access to the powerpoint after the zoom session?
Tracy Walsh
02:00:41
Will we also have access to the recording please?
Elizabeth Smith
02:00:45
Thank you
Kathy L Pettit
02:00:53
thanks!
Mary Schwab
02:00:57
Thank you!
Madeline Aguilar
02:00:58
Thank you
Dorna Khazeni
02:01:09
Thank you!
Claire LaVaute
02:01:18
Thank you!
Martha Vasquez
02:01:19
Thank you!
Erin Simonitch
02:01:21
Thank you!