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2/10 in Atlanta: A Dire Need for Pro Bono Immigration Assistance. Hosted by @ABAesq

February 1, 2011

With a growing population of individuals in immigration detention and representation rates below 16% for those facing deportation, the need for pro bono assistance is critical.  This panel discussion will look at current levels of immigration detention in the Atlanta area, the immigration process, and the necessity of pro bono involvement.  Government and public sector leaders will share their perspectives on the issues with a local focus.  Finally, the discussion will cover local and national opportunities for pro bono assistance in legislative and legal advocacy.


  • Juan P. Osuna, Acting Director, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)
  • Eleanor Acer, Director, Refugee Protection Program, Human Rights First
  • Jennifer Bensman, Program Director, Catholic Charities Atlanta
  • Karen T. Grisez, Public Service Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Alston + Bird LLP,
One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street
Gaines Room, Forty-third Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Please note this is a new location.

A reception will follow.  Both the panel discussion and reception are free of charge

For additional information, please contact:
The ABA Commission on Immigration
740 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202/662-1005
Fax: 202/638-3844

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