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Mark R. von Sternberg

Catholic Charities Community Services/Archdiocese of New York
Senior Attorney, Immigrant & Refugee Services
New York, NY, USA


Mark R. von Sternberg is a Senior Attorney with Catholic Charities Community Services/Archdiocese of New York where he concentrates on litigation before the Executive Office for Immigration Review.  Mr. von Sternberg serves as an adjunct faculty member at Pace University School of Law where he teaches general immigration and comparative refugee law; he is also an adjunct faculty member at St. John’s University School of Law where he teaches an immigrant and refugee rights clinic.  Mr. von Sternberg received a J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1973 and an LL.M. degree (in International Legal Studies) from New York University School of Law in 1984.  He has lectured at law schools and at professional associations regarding immigration matters and has written extensively, particularly in the areas of refugee law, international humanitarian law, and human rights.  Mr. von Sternberg is the author of an internationally recognized treatise regarding the refugee definition as applied in the United States and Canada.  In 2002, he received the American Immigration Lawyers Association Pro Bono Award. Mr. von Sternberg is a former chair of the American Bar Association’s Immigration and Naturalization Committee and of the New York City Bar Association’s Immigration and Nationality Law Committee.  Mr. von Sternberg has served as an active participant in significant international conferences regarding asylum such as the Refugee Rights and Realities Conference in Nottingham, England and, more recently (September 2012), the UNHCR's Expert Roundtable on "International Protection for Persons Fleeing Armed Conflict and Other Situations Of Violence" in Cape Town, South Africa.
Mark R. von Sternberg is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Outline of United States Asylum Law: Substantive Criteria and Procedural Concerns (September 15, 2016) - Basic Immigration Law 2017, Thursday, March 02, 2017
Outline of United States Asylum Law: Substantive Criteria and Procedural Concerns (September 15, 2017) - 50th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute, Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Help Me Get Out of Immigration Removal Proceedings - Basic Immigration Law 2017, Friday, March 03, 2017
Asylum and Refugee Processing - 50th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute, Tuesday, December 12, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Help Me Get Out of Immigration Removal Proceedings - Help Me Get Out of Immigration Removal Proceedings, Friday, March 03, 2017
Asylum and Refugee Processing - Asylum and Refugee Processing, Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Help Me Get Out of Immigration Removal Proceedings - Help Me Get Out of Immigration Removal Proceedings, Friday, March 03, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Help Me Get Out of Immigration Removal Proceedings - Help Me Get Out of Immigration Removal Proceedings, Friday, March 03, 2017
Asylum and Refugee Processing - Asylum and Refugee Processing, Tuesday, December 12, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Basic Immigration Law 2017, Monday, March 06, 2017, New York, NY
50th Annual Immigration and Naturalization Institute, Thursday, December 14, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Crime Victim, and Other Immigration Relief 2018, Friday, February 09, 2018, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Crime Victim, and Other Immigration Relief 2018, Friday, February 09, 2018, New York, NY
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