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Friday, November 20, 2009

Fordham Law Review: Overcoming Barriers to Immigrant Representation





Fordham University | The Jesuit University of New York


America is torn between the Statue of Liberty - the icon of welcoming the immigrant - and the immigration raid, between "give me your tired and your poor" and the demand that "illegal immigrants" be barred from federally assisted health care.

A dramatic legal expression of the contradiction is the statute which recognizes a right to counsel for those facing deportation but requires that it be "at no expense to the Government". 8 U.S.C. 1362

R.P.C. 6.1 says that "every lawyer has a professional responsibility to render public interest legal service." The current issue of the Fordham Law Review explores, in the words of 2d Circuit Judge Robert A. Katzmann, "deepening the profession's commitment to the immigrant poor".

FORDHAM LAW REVIEW


Vol. 78November 2009No. 2

LECTURE


THE ROBERT L. LEVINE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO IMMIGRANT REPRESENTATION: EXPLORING SOLUTIONS


DEEPENING THE LEGAL PROFESSION’S PRO BONO COMMITMENT TO THE IMMIGRANT POOR
Hon. Robert A. Katzmann

REPORT OF SUBCOMMITTEE 1: INCREASING PRO BONO ACTIVITY

REPORTS OF SUBCOMMITTEE 2: ENHANCING MECHANISMS FOR SERVICE DELIVERY

REPORT OF SUBCOMMITTEE 3: ADDRESSING INADEQUATE REPRESENTATION