Right now, there are thousands of immigrants in Louisiana trying to navigate the United States’ complex immigration system. Many of them do not speak English. Some are traumatized. All of them need your help.
In the years since Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana’s civil legal service providers have struggled to meet the need for pro bono representation. At the same time, the state’s immigrant population has more than doubled. This has created a pressing need for pro bono immigration representation. Right now, 87% of the immigrants detained in Louisiana have no legal representation. They are truly “left out” and must struggle to access justice.
To find out how you can be part of the solution to this pressing problem, we invite you to attend Left Out in Louisiana: Addressing the Crisis in Immigration Representation, which will bring together key local, state and national stakeholders to discuss how to secure justice for these immigrants.
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There is no fee for admission to the conference. All attendees must register online prior to the event to gain admission.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all pre-registered conference attendees. The courses offered at this conference have been approved for CLE credit in the State of Louisiana. Please provide your bar number in the online registration application in order to receive full credit for your attendance (6.5 credits will be awarded for full day enrollment.)
Please note that all course materials will be delivered electronically to you before the day of the program. Attendees will not receive written course materials on the day of the program, so please review and print any materials that you wish to bring with you to the conference.
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans
Frederick J. Gisevius Jr. Moot Court Room
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|9:00 am||WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
Indigent Legal Representation and the Immigrant Community—An Introduction to the Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities
Maria Pabón López, Dean and Judge Adrian G. Duplantier Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
|9:15 am||OPENING DIALOGUE
A National Perspective and State Perspective on Immigration Representation Challenges
Introduced by: Eleanor Acer, Human Rights First, Director of Refugee Protection
Moderator: Brandon Davis, Partner at Phelps Dunbar and Chair of the New Orleans Bar Association’s Immigration Law Committee
|11:00 am||Coffee/Networking Break|
Moderator: William P. Quigley, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Director of the Loyola Law Clinic & The Gillis Long Poverty Center
|12:45 pm||Lunch Break|
Introduction by: Mark C. Surprenant, New Orleans Bar Association President and, Adams and Reese LLP, Partner
Moderator: Richard Leefe, LSBA President and Founding Partner of Leefe, Gibbs, Sullivan & Dupre, LLC
|3:15 pm||Coffee Break|
Moderator: Mark Cunningham, LSBA President-Elect (2015-2016) and Jones Walker, Partner
Hiroko Kusuda, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Associate Clinic Professor