Bearing Witness: Lessons from the Humanitarian Border Crisis and How Local Attorneys Can Get Involved

Images of the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border are ever-present; the news often overwhelming. Our panel of experts have witnessed first-hand the impacts of the crisis, and this CLE will help all local attorneys untangle the issues. Come learn about the inspections and reports Professor Warren Binford, Willamette Law School, has completed on the conditions in which children and their parents are being detained at the border, within the backdrop of the landmark Flores case. Come learn how Virginia Maynes, Program Attorney from Immigration Counseling Services, represents children who are predominantly alone, without parents or other legal guardians, and detained by the US government. Come learn how attorneys in private practice, like Eileen Sterlock, can also assist unaccompanied minors navigate the immigration system. Come learn how to get involved, no matter what type of law you practice. This CLE is for every attorney, no matter which side of the bar you are on, and no matter your level of experience. Our esteemed panelists are: Warren Binford, Professor & Director, Clinical Law Program, Willamette University College of Law; Virginia Maynes, Unaccompanied Minors Program Managing Attorney, Immigration Counseling Service; and Eileen Sterlock, Immigration Law Office.

For more information: Contact Adrian Brown, US Attorney's Office at 503.727.1003. For registration questions, contact the MBA at 503.222.3275.

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Date & Time
Tuesday, May 07, 2019, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Location
World Trade Ctr, Bldg 2, Mezzanine, 26 SW Salmon
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