Wednesday, January 20, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Albany Law School
80 New Scotland Ave.
Matthew Bender Room (Room 425)
The purpose of this event is to raise awareness of the danger involved in the journey unaccompanied minors take when fleeing their home countries and crossing multiple borders, including the US-Mexico border. The second part of the event will be dedicated to educating attorneys and community members regarding the legal struggles faced by unaccompanied minors when they are caught up in the complicated immigration system.
The event includes a documentary and a discussion with leading experts sharing judicial, scholarly and advocacy perspectives, including Professor Lenni Benson, Director of the Safe Passage Project at New York Law School.
TO REGISTER/CONTACT/CLE INFORMATION
The course is eligible for 1.5 CLE credits: 1 Professional Practice and .5 Ethics. The event is open to the public. Seating is limited and registration is strongly suggested. To register, please send your name, e-mail and phone number to Mary Armistead at
5:00-5:30: Registration and reception
5:30-6:00: Screening of documentary “Between Borders: American Migrant Crisis”
6:00-6:30: Panel Discussion
Honorable Richard Rivera, Albany County Family Court,
Professor Sarah Rogerson, Director of Albany Law School Clinic & Justice Center, and other distinguished guests, moderated by Student Interns of the Immigration Law Clinic of Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center (James McPartlon, Natalia Faras, Andrew Matott)
6:30-7:50: Continuing Legal Education (CLE) training: Issues related to special immigrant juveniles (including .5 hours of ethics) (free CLE credit to attorneys)
Professor Lenni Benson,
Professor of Law, Director, Safe Passage Project
Professor Sarah Rogerson,
Director of Albany Law School Clinic & Justice Center
Professor Claire R. Thomas,
Director of Training, Safe Passage Project, Adjunct Professor, New York Law School
The Albany Law School Institute of Legal Studies has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. This Course has been accredited as a course of transitional and non-transitional continuing legal education credits for all attorneys.
Should you have special needs due to a disability, please contact Albany Law School’s Institute of Legal Studies at (518) 472-5888 at least one week prior to the course to discuss your requirements.