May 21, 2015 Practice Points

ICAN Yammer Group

By Cathy Krebs

The American Bar Association Working Group on Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors and the Immigrant Child Advocacy Network recently launched the ICAN Yammer group, an online community that supports pro bono attorneys new to immigration law and representation of children. The resource, developed in collaboration with Section of Litigation sponsor Navigant leverages the expertise of mentors and experts nationwide. The ICAN Yammer group also serves as a platform to aggregate and share materials related to representation of children in both immigration court and state court proceedings. Yammer is the Microsoft enterprise social network for business. Access is provided by invitation only. This extraordinary and unique effort arose due to a need identified by Navigant through their involvement with the Section of Litigation's Children's Rights Litigation Committee. The Section is grateful to Navigant and Microsoft for their commitment to assisting on this critical issue.

Cathy Krebs is the committee manager of the Children's Rights Litigation Committee at the ABA Section of Litigation in Washington, D.C.

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