Expanding Access to Justice by Engaging Senior Fellows

05/08/2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
The Access to Justice Fellows Program, a project of the MA Access to Justice Commission and the Lawyers Clearinghouse, enables senior lawyers and retired judges to partner with nonprofits, legal services organizations, and the courts to provide critical legal assistance to underserved populations. We will discuss how the Program started and hear from former and current Fellows along with a representative from a partner organization about their experiences with the Program....
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Practical Tips: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Cases with Complex Social Services Needs

05/18/2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Attorneys representing these child refugees may file one or more immigration petitions to prevent the child from being returned back to a situation where their well-being and even their lives may be at risk. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is one such immigration petition that , if successful, can allow the child to remain in the United States. This expert panel will provide practical tips that attorneys can employ to ensure that their child client’s rights and well-being, including the child’s immigration options, are protected and preserved in these scenarios....
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