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Wendy Wylegala

Wendy Wylegala

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Deputy Director for Legal Technical Assistance
New York, NY, USA


Wendy Wylegala is Deputy Director for Legal Technical Assistance at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a national non-profit organization that offers free legal services to unaccompanied immigrant children facing removal proceedings.  In this capacity, she designs legal training programs, writes practice guidance, and provides case-specific technical assistance to the legal staff of KIND’s ten field offices.  Wendy joined KIND in November 2008 as a pro bono coordinator, working in the Newark, NJ and New York, NY field offices.  In that capacity, she trained and mentored pro bono attorneys, and conducted intake interviews and know-your-rights programs for detained and released unaccompanied children.  Later she served as supervising attorney in the New York field office for four years until assuming her current role in January 2016.  Before joining KIND, Wendy was an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, where her pro bono matters included special immigrant juvenile status cases.  Before attending law school, she was an Ombudsman at New York City’s Office of the Public Advocate.  She is admitted to practice in New York, and received her law degree from New York University School of Law, and her B.A. from Barnard College.  She is a member of the Pro Bono Committee of the New York City Chapter of AILA, and an affiliate member of the Immigration and Nationality Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Wendy Wylegala is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Representing Children in Removal Proceedings and Immigration Relief for Victims of Crime or Abuse - Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2018, Monday, July 30, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Representing Children in Removal Proceedings and Immigration Relief for Victims of Crime or Abuse - Representing Children in Removal Proceedings and Immigration Relief for Victims of Crime or Abuse, Monday, July 30, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Representing Children in Removal Proceedings and Immigration Relief for Victims of Crime or Abuse - Representing Children in Removal Proceedings and Immigration Relief for Victims of Crime or Abuse, Monday, July 30, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Representing Children in Removal Proceedings and Immigration Relief for Victims of Crime or Abuse - Representing Children in Removal Proceedings and Immigration Relief for Victims of Crime or Abuse, Monday, July 30, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2018, Thursday, August 02, 2018, New York, NY
Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2018: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices, Wednesday, October 03, 2018, New York, NY
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2018: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Catherine Weiss and Sarah Scott, Ethical Concerns When Representing Underage Children in Immigration Proceedings Whose Interests Diverge from Their Parents’, Memorandum to the Vera Institute of Justice (June 11, 2018) - Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2018: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
New York Family Court Act §§ 119, 661; Practice Commentaries - Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2018: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Legal Services Management, Memorandum, Brief Practice Update on the Attorney General’s June 2018 Decision in Matter of A-B- (June 12, 2018) - Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2018: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Catherine Weiss and Sarah Scott, Ethical Concerns When Representing Underage Children in Immigration Proceedings Whose Interests Diverge from Their Parents’, Memorandum to the Vera Institute of Justice (June 11, 2018) (to view the content of this chapter please see Chapter 3) - Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2018: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Advisory Council on Immigration Issues in Family Court Memorandum #1A, Supplemental Guidance on Guardianship Matters and Applications for Special Immigrant Juvenile (“SIJ”) Findings (May 7, 2018) - Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2018: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Advisory Council on Immigration Issues in Family Court Memorandum #1, Guidance on Guardianship Matters and Applications for Special Immigrant Juvenile (“SIJ”) Findings (January 4, 2017) - Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2018: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2019: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, New York, NY
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2019: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, New York, NY
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