February 15, 2009
Fordham Law - Overcoming Barriers to Immigrant Representation
On March 11, 2009, Fordham Law School will host a conference entitled Overcoming Barriers to Immigrant Representation: Exploring Solutions. Details: 2009 ROBERT L. LEVINE LECTURE, March 11, 2009, 4-8 p.m. Location: McNally Amphitheater. Click here to register.
4-6 p.m.: Panel discussion, Moderated by the 2009 Levine Lecturer, Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Expert lawyers, academics, and government officials will outline the scope and nature of the crisis in meeting the representation needs of immigrants in our justice system-and discuss possible solutions.
6-8 p.m.: Breakout sessions, Join one of three breakout groups to consider concrete steps that may overcome barriers to or facilitate the legal representation of immigrants. (When you register, please select a breakout session to join by choosing one of the groups listed in the pulldown menu under "Fees." Note: There is no charge to participate.)
Group I-Leveraging Scarce Resources: Opportunities to Increase Representation through Partnerships between the Private Bar and Public Interest Service Providers
Group II-Assessing Systematic Change: Addressing Institutional Barriers to Quality Representation for Immigrants in New York Immigration Courts
Group III-Regulating Immigration Legal Providers: Inadequate Representation and Attorney/Notario Fraud
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