LLSA, ILS, PILS & NLG Present: Effective & Human-Centered Pro Bono Immigration Work

Add to Calendar 2021-11-08 12:15:00 2021-11-08 13:10:00 LLSA, ILS, PILS & NLG Present: Effective & Human-Centered Pro Bono Immigration Work Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/effective-human-centered-pro-bono-immigration-work - University of Chicago Law School blog@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public
Room B
1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Open to the Law School community
Presenting student organizations: Latinx Law Students Association Immigration Law Society Public Interest Law Society National Lawyers Guild

Are you someone who cares about immigration work and is considering a career in BigLaw? Please join the Immigration Law Society and the Latinx Law Students Association for a discussion on the DOs and DONTs of: 

  • Managing your time between pro bono work and your billable firm responsibilities 
  • Being a respectful and effective partner to a public interest organization 
  • Being a good advocate for the client receiving pro bono services 
  • How to prepare oneself for pro-bono immigration law work while in law school

A Q&A format with our three experienced panelists is intended to offer guidance to those who care about immigrant justice and hope to incorporate pro bono work into their careers. Co-Sponsored by Public Interest Law Society and National Lawyers Guild. Lunch will be provided. 

This convening is open to all invitees who are compliant with UChicago vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.