Symposium Program at University of Arkansas Little Rock: Lawyering for Social Justice: Exploring the Roles of Immigration and GLBT Cause Lawyers

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On Friday, March 13, 2009, the  UALR William H. Bowen School of Law will present the 2009 Ben J. Altheimer Symposium.  This year’s topics is  “Lawyering for Social Justice: Exploring the Roles of Immigration and GLBT Cause Lawyers.”  

CLE credit is available.   Registration (here) is free for students, nonlawyers, lawyers others not seeking CLE credits.  The UALR Law Review membership invites all interested members of the public and profession to participate in our critical analysis of these civil rights issues.  

Here’s the program:

8:00 a.m.   Check-In with Coffee, Fruit, and Pastries

8:40 a.m.   Welcome
  John M.A. DiPippa, Interim Dean, UALR-Bowen School of Law

8:45 a.m.     Introduction to Cause Lawyering
  Bettina Brownstein, Partner, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

8:55 a.m.   The Current Legal Issues in Immigration
  Karla McKanders, Associate Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law
  Elise Shore, Regional Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund
  Dr. Andre Guerrero, Director of Programs for Language Minority Students, Arkansas Department of Education

10:10 a.m. Break

10:20 a.m.     Practical Guidance for Immigration Cause Lawyers
  Misty Borkowski, Counsel, James, Carter & Coulter P.L.C
  Guillermo Hernandez, Counsel,The Hernandez Law Firm, PLLC
  Leonardo Monterrey, Counsel, The Monterrey Law Firm
  Milton DeJesus, Law Offices of Milton DeJesus, PA

11:35 a.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. Ethics Presentation:Ethical Dilemmas Arising in the Practice of Cause Lawyering
  Bettina Brownstein, Partner, Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP

1:15 p.m.   Break

1:25 p.m. The Current Legal Issues in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities
  Zachary Kramer, Assistant Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
  Ilona Turner, Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights
  Abby Rubenfeld, Counsel, The Rubenfeld Law Office
  David Ivers, Counsel, Mitchell, Blackstock, Barnes, Wagoner, Ivers, Sneddon PLLC

2:40 p.m. Break

2:50 p.m. Practical Guidance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Cause Lawyers
  Zachary Kramer, Assistant Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
  Ilona Turner, Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights
  Abby Rubenfeld, Counsel, The Rubenfeld Law Office
  David Ivers, Counsel, Mitchell, Blackstock, Barnes, Wagoner, Ivers, Sneddon PLLC

4:05 p.m.   Closing

Looks like a great program!  Kudos to the students at UALR for putting it together.

-Bridget Crawford

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