October 29, 2019

The Catholic Charities Immigration Practice & Policy Clinic at Gonzaga Law School Launch Celebration

Event Details

Date & Time

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM


Location

Law School Multipurpose Room


Contact/Registration

Bryn Boorman


Event Type & Tags

  • Academics
  • Global Impact
  • Service & Community Impact

About This Event

Gonzaga University School of Law and Catholic Charities Eastern Washington have opened a law clinic for low-income individuals in need of immigration legal counsel and provide training to the next generation of immigration lawyers. Practitioners and staff from both organizations will celebrate the launch with a reception on October 29. RSVPs are required. 

The Clinic will help to address the significant unmet legal needs of immigrants and their families in the Spokane community. In addition to providing critical representation for vulnerable, underserved individuals and families, The Clinic will give law students hands-on lawyering experience, supervised by faculty, to strengthen their immigration lawyering skills.

Second- and third-year law students staffing The Clinic advocate for clients under the direction of a supervising faculty member. These students began serving eligible clients this fall with pro bono representation primarily in the areas of family reunification, humanitarian-based visas, and naturalization assistance.