During National Celebration of Pro Bono week, the Section and the ABA Commission on Immigration hosted a webinar to highlight recent pro bono experiences by volunteer attorneys. Hear directly from volunteers about their representation of asylum seekers who were detained in U.S. immigration detention centers located on the U.S.-Mexico border. In addition, learn about opportunities to volunteer with the ABA Projects, including remote volunteer opportunities to represent asylum seekers through ProBAR and Immigration Justice Project, as well as opportunities to represent unaccompanied migrant children through a platform hosted by the Children's Immigration Law Academy. Pro bono work is so critical, particularly during this challenging time of the coronavirus pandemic. Join us to learn how you can change a life and make an impact.
Welcome and Introduction
- Judy Perry Martinez, Immediate Past President, American Bar Association; Of Counsel, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn
- Laura Egan, Senior Staff Attorney, ABA Children’s Immigration Law Academy
- Rosemary Hollinger, Founder & Professional and Leadership Coach, Partner Up LLC
- Christopher “Kai” Medeiros, Staff Attorney, ABA Immigration Justice Project
- Daniel H. Owsley, Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
- Laura Peña, Pro Bono Counsel, ABA Commission on Immigration
Joint Sponsor: ABA Commission on Immigration
Presentation: Laura Egan
Volunteers who signup with IJP and ProBAR benefit from free mentorship and training materials provided by immigration attorneys with the Immigration Justice Campaign. Learn more here.
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