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Panelist shared useful tips to help attorneys support immigrant children in special juvenile cases.
Panelist Laurie Carafone (Kids in Need of Defense), Elizabeth Badger (Kids in Need of Defense), Jay McManus (Childrens Law Center of Massachusetts), and Jennifer Klein (Committee for Public Service Counsel –Somerville) gathered at the BBA last Monday to discuss special immigrant juvenile cases. The panelists shared their personal experiences and gave the attendees some advice on how they can approach similar proceedings to gain the best outcome for children involved.
Beyond the Billable reached out to Elizabeth Badger for more information. Here’s what she had to say about why she believes it’s important for attorneys and judges to educate themselves about special proceedings in immigrant juvenile cases:
“Noncitizen children appearing before the juvenile courts are often the children most in need of stability, which SIJ can provide them. That same court proceeding to address those needs is able to provide them with the orders needed to petition for SIJ status. However, very few families and attorneys are aware of the court’s ability to provide this relief and pathway to stabilize the children’s lives.”
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VLP relies on dedicated volunteers, such as the attorneys who volunteer at the Lawyer for the Day in the Boston Housing Court Program, to carry out its programs.
Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association thanks the following attorneys who accepted cases or provided consultation during March and April.
Scott Adams Sam Ames Michael Avitzur David Bean Thomas Beauvais Mark N. Berman Arlene L. Bernstein Stephanie Biggs Sarah Boonin Edward Burns Jerald D. Burwick Lisa Callahan Christopher M. Candon Philip Chan Michael R. Croteau Michael Diener Christine Dieter Audrey Donovan Sean Doran James T. Downes Nicholas Drew Dahlia S. Fetouh Jennifer Fournier Brendan Furey R. Andrew Garron Genevie Gold David Goldman Steven Greenzang Celia Harnson Celia J. Harrison Meredith Havard Karen Hoffman Alana B. Holly Susan Howards Scott Hubbell Sharon Jones Veronica Kane Panagiotis Konstantilakis Katie Kosinski Ryan Krupp Brian B. Kydd Michael Lavesque Laura Lerner Michael Levesque Patrick Long Corrine Lusic Michael MacDonald Paula Mangum Stephen Mooney Joanne Moses Justin Murphy Sarah Murphy-Holroyd Emily Nelson Katherine Newman Erik Nordahl Lynn Norton Judy O’Neil Walter Oney Allison Orpilla William Patton Nicholas Planty Steven D. Pohl Stephen Provazza Anita W. Robboy Victoria C. Rothbaum Lou D. Saban Jenna Scinicarello Lisa Sears Leah Segal Peter Shapland Matthew Shea Michelle Sideris Jason P. Sinclair Anna O. Slyuzberg Elizabeth Julia Smith Danielle M. Spang Kerry Spindler Emily Unger Irina Vaglica Valletta Vaglica William Valletta Evelyn Venables Donald Whitmore Betsy Whittey Lawrence Wind Ajay Zutshi
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Attorneys learned some useful tips and tricks about how they can use the media effectively.
If a reporter called you right now, would you be pleased or panicky? Confident or concerned? Members of the Affinity Bar Leadership Institute now place themselves comfortably in the former category, having attended this week’s “Media Preparedness and Training” workshop at the BBA.
The training answered questions like: Why seek media coverage? What do I need to know before developing a communications strategy? When should I use a press release, a statement or a pitch? How do I decline an interview tactfully? In addition, participants learned interview tactics and techniques, and had the opportunity to practice their skills in one-on-one mock interviews.
For a copy of the presentation, contact Communications Director Kerry Crisley at email@example.com
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