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UKRAINIAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION


The Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA) is a national bar association created in 1977 whose members are U.S. judges, attorneys and law students of Ukrainian descent and those American attorneys with an interest in Ukrainian matters. Associate Member status is available to foreign jurists from other jurisdictions, such as Canada and Ukraine, who share the UABA’s goals and dedication to the rule of law, and the UABA’s mission objectives.   

UABA MISSION STATEMENT


Latest Announcements


The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), is holding a large community outreach event in Brooklyn this Saturday, May 7th, and is still looking to fill some slots for volunteer attorneys at the Ukrainian legal clinic that will be situated in a private tent within the fair. The clinic will be staffed by immigration attorneys, and they are hoping to expand capacity with legal volunteers to conduct general intake (with supervision). NYIC will be providing training and a detailed intake form and so is not limited to immigration attorneys, but is hoping to work with attorneys who speak Russian or Ukrainian. 


Here is the link for volunteers for the event. NYIC will be providing access to a  recorded legal training for all who sign up.

 

Details:

 

Date & time: May 7th, 10am - 2pm (volunteers to arrive by 9:30am)

Location: Owl's Head Park, Brooklyn (Colonial Road, 68 St., & Shore Road, Brooklyn, NY 11220)



On April 21, 2022, President Biden announced Uniting for Ukraine, a new streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression opportunities to come to the United States.


More information about Uniting for Ukraine, how to apply, eligibility requirements, and what to expect, can be found at: Uniting for Ukraine - Program and Instructions.pdf


*The information contained above is solely provided for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice from the UABA or any of its members.



The Ukrainian American Bar Association Joins Welcome.US Effort to Mobilize 100,000 Americans to Sponsor Ukrainians Seeking Refuge in the United States. A press release containing more information can be found at: UABA - Welcome.US Press Release.pdf



The Ukrainian American Bar Association (together with Razom, Inc. and Natalie Jaresko as co-petitioners) has submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) a Petition for Rulemaking, pursuant to which it is requested that the Commission enact a rule requiring issuers to disclose their business dealings in and with the Russian Federation (“Russia”) and the Republic of Belarus (“Belarus”). Enacting such a rule would be in line with the current US policy of sanctioning Russia for invading Ukraine and Belarus for its role in the invasion.


SEC Petition for Russia Disclosure.pdf



On April 18, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security posted a Federal Register notice on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine. The notice provides information about how to register for TPS. The registration process begins on April 19, 2022, and runs through October 19, 2023. To be eligible under the Ukraine designation, individuals must demonstrate their continuous residence in the United States since April 11, 2022, and continuous physical presence in the United States since the designation date in the Federal Register notice.

https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/news-releases/dhs-announces-registration-process-for-temporary-protected-status-for-ukraine-and-sudan?fbclid=IwAR0GnNQhGgCyVzsIhVAKfUgcxxjTsuhrslg87fmTofsaEyOhcZrPoL3cO7c


For details, please refer to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website:


https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status/temporary-protected-status-designated-country-ukraine


https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/04/19/2022-08390/designation-of-ukraine-for-temporary-protected-status


Information regarding Employment Authorization for Ukrainian F-1 Nonimmigrant Students can be found here




On April 8, 2022, along with several other leaders of the Ukrainian American community, Ukrainian American Bar Association’s President Victoria Kulik and Board Member Christina Tershakovec attended a White House meeting to learn what the US administration’s efforts to welcome Ukrainians to the United States are going to be. We would like to express our gratitude for the on-going support of Ukraine and Ukrainians by the United States and are looking forward to the official announcement of the path forward for those Ukrainians who are seeking refuge in the United States following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. 


TPS Announcement


Attention: Ukrainian Nationals seeking Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in the United States of America, please fill out this form to join the list of people to be notified when Ukrainians are allowed to prepare and submit TPS applications. Legal assistance will be provided free of charge.

http://L4GG.org/TPS-Ukraine

 

Увага: Громадяни України, які хочуть отримати статус тимчасового захисту (Temporary Protected Status (TPS)) в Сполучених Штатах Америки, будь ласка, заповніть цю форму, щоб приєднатися до списку людей, які будуть сповіщені, коли українцям буде дозволено готувати та подавати заявки на TPS. Юридична допомога буде надаватися безкоштовно.

http://L4GG.org/TPS-Ukraine



Department of State Guidance for Ukrainian Nationals can be found at:

DOS Guidance for Ukrainian Nationals.3.11.22.pdf and

Further Explanation to DOS Guidance.3.11.22.pdf

 

Information on visa options for Ukrainian Nationals can be found at:

Visa Options for Ukrainian Nationals.pdf


Information on scheduling a visa appointment in Moldova can be found at:

Scheduling Visa Appointment - Moldova.pdf



March 12, 2022

The Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA) vehemently condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its terrorist abduction of Mayor Ivan Fedorov of Melitopol, Ukraine. The UABA joins the government of Ukraine in its demands that Russia immediately and safely release Mayor Fedorov and all of the other protestors abducted by the Russian military, and to immediately remove its troops from and deoccupy Ukrainian territory.



Information for people fleeing the war in Ukraine can be found here



The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has prepared a short video with a call for a no-fly zone accessible here



Please click here for the latest information from the US Embassy and Consulate in Poland for US citizens evacuating Ukraine





The U.S. has granted TPS status to Ukrainian Nationals in our country. A statement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Public Affairs can be found here



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Ukraine has launched an information platform for foreign audiences concerning the war in Ukraine, providing historical context, updates, photographs, and more which is accessible here

The MFA's press release is available here 


Please sign the petition below to have NATO close the airspace over Ukraine

https://www.openpetition.eu/petition/online/people-around-the-world-ask-nato-to-close-the-airspace-over-ukraine

For more updates and information on how to help, please view our War on Ukraine tab above, our past posts on this website below, or follow us at Ukrainian American Bar Association on Facebook, TheUABA on Instagram, and The_UABA on Twitter.

Upcoming Events

Dear Friends and Members of UABA,

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have decided to reschedule our Fall Annual Meeting to now be held in  the Fall of 2022.  We are actively working to put together a wonderful program in a safe space where we can all practice social distancing. To that end, the venue is TBD and we will provide further details upon confirmation of space availability.  We encourage you to monitor our website for frequent updates regarding our meeting's location and schedule of events.

Best regards,

Ukrainian American Bar Association

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