AILA To Provide Free Legal Consultations To San Diego Immigrant Community

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 11061336 (posted Jun. 13, 2011)"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Monday, June 13, 2011
CONTACTS:
George Tzamaras / Jenny Werwa
202-507-7649 / 202-507-7628
gtzamaras@aila.org / jwerwa@aila.org

WASHINGTON, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will host a three hour pro bono session for area residents in need of legal advice regarding immigration concerns on Wednesday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. More than 60 immigration attorneys will be available to answer questions and assess each participant's situation. The clinic will be held at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and cases will be handled on a first come first served basis.

The pro bono immigration clinic is being hosted in conjunction with the AILA Annual Conference that is being held this week at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. "This is our small way of thanking the city of San Diego for welcoming AILA for our Annual Conference which will include nearly 3,000 immigration practitioners. We are excited to be able to give back to the community and hope to be able to serve at least 150 individuals," said AILA Executive Director Crystal Williams.

Volunteer attorneys will give a brief presentation about the immigration process and then meet one-on-one with participants to answer questions, make initial assessments, and recommend a course of action which could include follow up with a local immigration attorney on a pro-bono or low-bono basis. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend this event which is being promoted widely by community groups and local law associations.

The event is open to the press.

AILA Pro-Bono Immigration Clinic
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

Languages: Afrikaans, American Sign Language, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Hindu, Italian, Korean, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and others

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