Please join us for the next bi-monthly Membership meeting of the DC Chapter of NLG, to take place on:
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6 to 8 pm
LaCasa Community Center, 3166 Mt Pleasant St NW
(2 blocks to Columbia Heights metro, Green Line)
6:00 pm: Pizza and beverages (soda, wine & beer);
6:20 pm: Short presentation on Immigration Law, with Q&A
– presented by Sarah Pitney, Esq, Benach Collopy LLP
7:00 pm: Committee reports & Announcements, to include:
– Mid-Atlantic Regional conference, Sat, April 6, at UDC Law School;
– Committee reports;
– Student announcements.
7:35 pm: Adjourn and Networking
SARAH PITNEY Esq is an associate at Benach Collopy, specializing in immigration law. She joined the firm about 1-1/2 years ago, and recently spent 2 weeks at the Tijuana border (December 2018). She
will talk briefly about issues including asylum claims, separation of children at the border, and related issues. She is a graduate of Florida Int’l U Law School and American Univ (undergrad.); she has practised immigration law throughout her career, including in Miami as well as the DC area.
Keynote Speaker: John C. Brittain, Acting Dean of UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, previous dean of Thurgood Marshall School of Law, previous Chief Counsel and Senior Deputy Director of Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Student Session: Life After Law School.
International issues and the NLG Role: Venezuela, Cuba, Palestine.
Worker’s Rights: Obtaining Backpay for Furloughed Federal Workers. (featuring Robert DePriest, Kalijarvi, attorney at Chuzi, Newman & Fitch P.C.)
Voting rights (featuring speaker Barbara Arnwine, former executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law from 1989 to 2015.)
CLE Program: Providing Legal Representation to Protestors in Criminal Court (2 hours)
Food: Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Breakfast Plenary featuring Elena Cohen (Attorney at Cohen & Green PLLC, President of National Lawyers Guild.)
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