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How to Obtain Judicial
and Other Records

Learn how to request and obtain judicial and other records including birth certificates and police records from El Salvador and Mexico.

Child Detention Crisis Initiative
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Requests for Judicial and
Other Documents in El Salvador
Presented by Juan Carlos Paz

JULY 20, 2020

About the Presenter

Juan Carlos Paz is a lawyer with a specialization in criminal and family law. Mr. Paz received his law degree from the University of El Salvador and a Master’s degree from Gerardo Barrios University (UGB) in the city of San Miguel. From 1995-2005, Mr. Paz worked in the Attorney General’s Office from 1995-2005 after which he started a private practice. In 2007, Mr. Paz joined the faculty of UGB, teaching and providing free legal assistance to low-income individuals in the areas of criminal, family, and labor law as part of the UGB Legal Practice Center. As a member of Justice in Motion’s Defender Network, Mr. Paz supports U.S. lawyers representing Central American migrants.

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How to Obtain
Vital Records in Mexico
Presented by Juan Francisco Espinoza Hernandez


About the Presenter

Juan Francisco has been collaborating with the Pastoral de Migrantes de Chinameca, Veracruz since 2000. He graduated from the Intercultural University of Veracruz in 2011, where he studied Intercultural Management and Development, with a focus on Communications. He has participated in and received training on several migration-related topics, including: the Seminar on Nomadic Identities (Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural, 2006); the Diploma in Migration (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2007); the Migration Law Project Workshop, by INEDIM and CIESAS Golfo (Veracruz, 2011); the Diploma in Human Rights and Humanitarian Attention to Migrants (Universidad Iberoamericana, 2011); and Human Trafficking in Migration Processes, (Formación y Capacitación AC, Chiapas, 2013). Juan Francisco has collaborated with the Jornaleros SAFE project (2010-2013). He has worked as an advisor on community education for the rural migrant population in the State of Veracruz (2018-2019) and has been a member of the Justice in Motion Defender Network since 2010.

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The content in these resources is purely informational and does not constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on these resources are for general informational purposes only. Information contained in these resources may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information.

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