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The ABCs of Representing Unaccompanied Children
In Removal Proceedings

ABA Commission on Immigration

This year there has been a dramatic increase in the number of families and unaccompanied children from Central America crossing into the United States. The ABA is hosting “The ABCs of Representing Unaccompanied Children in Removal Proceedings” program to provide background information on unaccompanied minors and training on best practices in representing this unique population. Speakers include:

  • Meredith Linsky, ABA Commission on Immigration
  • Tanisha L. Bowens-McCatty, ABA Commission on Immigration
  • Linda Britton, ABA Commission on Youth at Risk
  • Karen T. Grisez, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • Laura Nally, KIND

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Registration begins at 12:30 pm

Location: American Bar Association
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Fifth Floor, John Marshall Conference Room
Washington, DC 20036

This is a complimentary CLE.  Space is limited. Please submit a registration form.

Phone: (202) 662-1005   Email:

The Poverty Simulation Seminar

National Pro Bono Celebration 2014

The Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Celebration Task Force and the Cumberland School of Law’s Community Mediation Center and Public Interest Program are proud to offer two opportunities to attend The Poverty Simulation Seminar which includes 3.5 hours of FREE MCLE, including One Hour of Ethics.

The Poverty Simulation is designed to showcase the challenges facing those living at or below the poverty level. Seminar participants will deal with maintaining employment, caring for children or elderly family members, seeking public assistance, and dealing with transportation issues and other challenges faced by the poor who live in urban areas. The simulation will provide a world-view changing experience and show participants the emotional toll and frustration faced by people living in poverty. The simulation is designed to help pro bono lawyers understand the realities of poverty. Participants will role-play the lives of people living in poverty. Participants will have the task of providing for basic necessities and shelter on a limited budget during four 15-minute “weeks.”

There are two locations so be sure to register for the correct location:

  Mobile Birmingham
When: Friday, October 3rd Friday, October 10th
Where: Spring Hill College, Byrne Hall Cumberland School of Law, Great Room
Registration: 8:15-8:45 a.m. (no fees required but space is limited) 8:15-8:45 a.m. (no fees required but space is limited)
Advanced Registration: Poverty Simulation Seminar Poverty Simulation Seminar
Program: 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Honorable Champ Lyons, Jr. Honorable: Drayton Nabers, Jr.


For additional information, please contact:
Linda Lund, Alabama State Bar,


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