Free CLE Program for NYSBA Members
Emergency Preparedness for Families Affected by the Executive
Orders on Immigration
· The Legal Project - Capital District Women's Bar Association
· Third Judicial District Gender Fairness Committee
· Liberty Defense Project
· Albany County Bar Association
· Empire Justice Center
· Albany Law School
· NYSBA President’s Committee on Access to Justice
NYSBA Committee on Immigration Representation
NYSBA Committee on Continuing Legal Education
NYSBA Committee on Legal Aid
Free CLE Program and Webcast for NYSBA Members
and Co-Sponsoring Organizations
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
New York State Bar Center
One Elk Street | Great Hall | Albany, NY
2.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice
This is a transitional program suitable for newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
During the Presidential campaign and post-election, President Donald J. Trump indicated that he would implement significant changes in U.S. immigration law centered on an “America First” platform. On January 25th and 27th, the President signed three executive orders “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” and “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” The executive orders led to litigation in several federal district courts nationwide.
This panel will address a few of these sweeping immigration changes, their impact on families currently residing in the United States and in what capacity the legal profession may be able to meet the needs of immigrant families proactively through family safety planning. Panelists will discuss how to walk a family through a safety plan in a way that will maximize its effectiveness and provide an overview of various custodial and guardianship arrangements for children, both temporary and permanent. Efforts by legal services providers and the private bar to meet the challenges immigrants face in this new environment will also be discussed.
If you are unable to attend in person, this program will also be recorded and streamed as a live webcast. This program will also be available for viewing through the archive after it has aired.
Overview of Drastic Immigration Changes that Impact Families
Increased Need for Legal Representation in the Face of these Changes
Honorable Anthony McGinty | Supervising Judge | Ulster County Family Court
Deborah S. Kearns, Esq. | Chief Clerk | Albany County Surrogate’s Court
Sarah Rogerson, Esq. | Director, Immigration Law Clinic | Albany Law School
Alima M. Atoui, Esq. | Law Clerk to Judge Pettit | Albany County Surrogate’s Court
Gerard Wallace, Esq. | Director, NYS Kinship Navigator | Public Service Professor at SUNY Albany