August 2023 – Workshop 4C – U Visa Helpfulness and Certification

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This workshop delves into the nuts and bolts of U-visa certification by law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges. Participants work through a series of scenarios that focus on common misconceptions regarding U-visa helpfulness requirements. The workshop also covers tips when seeking certification, the range of government officials who can sign U-visa certification, and the various kinds of helpfulness that judges observe compared to police, prosecutors, and federal administrative agencies (e.g., EEOC, DOL). 


  • Judge Rosemary Collins, Rockford, IL (Retired)
  • Sargeant Inspector, Antonio Flores, San Francisco Police Department, CA