This summer, we all watched as the flood of unaccompanied minors migrating to the U.S., many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse, or trafficking, became a humanitarian crisis. Most of these children are unrepresented and face deportation, especially with the recent order by the Executive Office of Immigration Review to accelerate hearings for Central American children. Going through immigration proceedings without legal help is daunting, even under the best of circumstances. The crisis shined a renewed spotlight on our broken immigration system and how the dysfunction negatively impacts both children and adults.
Join us on October 20 at 12:00 p.m. EDT for “Pro Bono in Practice: Immigration Update,” a one-hour program hosted in conjunction with WestLegalEdcenter that will explore pro bono opportunities and legal developments related to immigration. The following panelists will provide an overview of current legal issues and a timely update about initiatives to support and reform our immigration system:
• Gabe Fuentes, Jenner & Block*†
• Karen Grisez, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson*†
• Shanti Martin Brown, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
• Laura Tuell Parcher, Jones Day
This program will address how pro bono lawyers can get involved and provide examples of pro bono engagements that range from individual representations to fact-gathering to policy advocacy to impact litigation and system re-design.
CLE credit is available in many states. Registration is free for Law Firm Pro Bono Project Member Law Firms. Law firm participants should contact Law Firm Pro Bono Project Assistant Eva Richardson for registration information or to submit questions in advance of the program and in-house participants should contact CPBO Project Assistant Josh Lefebvre.
Schedule conflict? Don’t worry – the program will also be available on-demand shortly after the original broadcast date.