On April 5, 2017, Steven Schulman, Pro Bono Partner at Akin Gump and principal author of the Appleseed Immigration Court Practice Guide, led a training for attorneys on overcoming obstacles in immigration court. The event was hosted by Latham & Watkins, sponsored by Chicago Appleseed, and co-sponsored by the Chicago Council of Lawyers.
We’re glad so many practitioners joined us for the talk, which was made possible through the support of our donors and the members of the Chicago Council of Lawyers. As immigration becomes more politically volatile and backlogs in the court increase, the need for skilled practitioners and tireless pro bono advocates grows. Chicago Appleseed is an active participant in the Appleseed Immigration Network, working to assist advocates as they strive to improve the process for immigrants and refugees. If you’d like to be involved with our work, please let us know or you can volunteer with one of the many local immigrants’ rights groups listed here.