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Justice for All: Ensuring Ethical Representation and Access to Justice for Immigrants

For the 15th Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Symposium, CSLR presented a conference with an immigration focus.

Hon. Dana Leigh Marks: Access to the Courts as Access to Justice

Hon. Dana Leigh Marks, President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, gave the opening plenary: Access to the Courts as Access to Justice.

Peter L. Markowitz: Innovative Responses to the Immigrant Representation Crisis

Peter L. Markowitz, Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law gave the Don S. Browning Memorial Lecture and Keynote Address: Innovative Responses to the Immigrant Representation Crisis.

Legal Ethics at the Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Law

Moderated by J. Antonio DelCampo, this panel included Jason A. Cade, University of Georgia School of Law, and Jean C. Sperling, Sperling Law Group P. C.

Legal Ethics at the Intersection of Immigration and Labor Law

Moderated by Charlotte Alexander of Georgia State University Robinson College of Business and College of Law, this panel included Naomi Tsu, Southern Poverty Law Center; Amanda A. Farahany, Barrett & Farahany LLP; and Shanon R. Stevenson, Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Legal Ethics at the Intersection of Immigration and Family Law

Moderated by Rebeca Salmon, Access to Law Foundation, this panel included Polly J. Price, Emory Law; Jessica M. Daman, Latin American Association; and Darice M. Good, Darice M. Good, LLC

Professionalism and Language Access: Ensuring Meaningful Access to Justice for Immigrant and Limited English Proficient Litigants

Jana J. Edmonson-Cooper, bilingual staff attorney, Georgia Legal Services Program & Georgia Commission on Interpreters led this plenary session with remarks from the Hon. Melodie H. Clayton, Cobb County State Court and Georgia Commission on Interpreters, and assistance from Pilar Archila, certified interpreter.

Professionalism and the Responsibility of Representation: Does Access to Justice Require Access to Counsel

Silas W. Allard, Associate Director, CSLR, moderated this panel, which included Peter L. Markowitz, Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law; Jennifer Benzman, Catholic Charities Atlanta, and the Hon. Dana Leigh Marks, National Assocaition of Immigration Judges.