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Time to abolish ICE?

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been in the news a lot lately, and not always in a good light. Does the US need a mass deportation strike force? A civil rights lawyer who’s running for Congress doesn’t think so. … Continue reading

Podcast: Asylum forbidden: AG Sessions changes who qualifies

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As Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ war on asylum cities and states continues, the Justice Department has begun to change the definition of who qualifies for asylum protection. Sessions is placing stricter limits on who can qualify for asylum in America. … Continue reading

Podcast: What’s in a law firm name?

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Choosing a name for your law firm isn’t necessarily a simple process. However, what that name denotes can have a tremendous impact on your level of success. The name doesn’t have to be boring, but lawyers don’t always feel compelled … Continue reading

A ‘dreamer’ waits and watches the clock run out

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Leezia Dhalla is a ‘dreamer,’ one of thousands of immigrants who were brought to this country as children. Her legal protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals run out in less than two months. She has lived in the … Continue reading

New Film Exposes Nationwide Abuses of Seniors and People With Disabilities, Calls for Reforms in Guardianships

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Pursuit of Justice is a film (36 min.) by Greg Byers which tracks the advocacy of civil rights attorney Thomas F. Coleman, clinical psychologist Nora J. Baladerian, and a growing network of activists as they travel the country promoting reforms … Continue reading

The many roads to bankruptcy


There are many roads that lead to bankruptcy, but ProPublica has been exploring how unpaid parking tickets and automated traffic camera tickets can quickly spiral out of control for the working poor in Chicago. Eager to file bankruptcy to be … Continue reading

CA man awarded $5M in disability discrimination lawsuit

A former employee of a cellular company won $5 million in a disability discrimination lawsuit against his former employer in California. Stephen Colucci was a T-Mobile retail store manager for seven years.  In July 2014, Colucci’s new regional manager told … Continue reading

More estate litigation expected in 2018

As baby boomers continue to age, the pace of estate litigation is accelerating, according to Will Sleeth, a partner in national law firm LeClairRyan’s Williamsburg office and leader of the firm’s Estate and Trust Litigation team. “Changes in the federal estate tax have … Continue reading

National Advocates member helps win stay for immigrant father of leukemia patient

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The National Advocates member Garrett Wilkes helped one of his immigration clients win a one-year stay of deportation after he sought refuge in a Phoenix church. 30-year-old Jesus Armando Berrones-Balderas was granted the yearlong stay on a humanitarian basis. Wilkes … Continue reading

Podcast: How to maintain joy in your legal work

If your life in the legal world is starting to get your down, perhaps you should consider other ways to use your legal skills, says author Nancy Levit. In this podcast from the ABA Journal, Levit tells Stephanie Francis Ward … Continue reading