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On Tuesday, June 26, Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center will present a pro bono training program titled “Defenses to Deportation: Forms of Relief for Detained Immigrants in Removal Proceedings at York Immigration Court,” from noon to 2:30 p.m., at Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, 1735 Market St., Philadelphia. This seminar will provide an overview of potential forms of relief available to detained immigrants for practitioners with little to no previous experience with immigration litigation. Topics to be discussed include an introduction to immigration law and Immigration Court concepts and forms of relief such as citizenship, asylum and withholding, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, waivers and voluntary departure. Two substantive CLE credits are anticipated. To register or for more information contact Maria McCollum at [email protected] or 717-600-8099, ext. 206. On Thursday, June 28 the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession Committee will present a panel discussion on the immigrant and refugee communities living in the Philadelphia region with special emphasis on the recent refugees who are re-settling here. There will be an update and a discussion on the recently proposed federal legislation and elements of comprehensive immigration reform. Panelists for the program include Nan Feyler, executive director, Nationalities Service Center; Regan Cooper, executive director, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition; Ayodele Gansallo, senior staff attorney, HIAS and Council Migration Service; Juliane Ramic, director of social services, Nationalities Service Center; and Art Read, general counsel, Friends of Farmworkers Inc. The program begins at noon in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $7.50 for those members who register in advance. Register online at www.philabar.org. This program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Public Interest Section, the Asian American Bar Association of the Delaware Valley, Hispanic Bar Association, South Asian Bar Association, the Barrister’s Association, and the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division. On Fridays, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, and July 27 and Aug. 3, the Law School Outreach Committee of the Public Interest Section, Philadelphia Bar Association, will host the “Summer Brown Bag Lunch Series,” from noon to 2 p.m., at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. These programs provide an opportunity for summer associates to meet public interest attorneys who are leaders in their field and learn about different types of public interest practice and fellowship opportunities in the greater Philadelphia area. For a schedule of the program, visit the public interest section Web site at www.philabar.org. On Wednesday, July 18, through Friday, July 20, Good Shepherd Mediation Program will hold a training program titled “Basic Mediator Training,” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 5356 Chew Ave., Philadelphia. The program offers 19.5 CLE credits (18.5 substantive CLE credits; one ethics CLE credit). The cost of the program is $500 for CLE credit; $450 if no CLE credit requested. For more information or to register contact Jane Heil at 215-843-5413 or [email protected]. On Thursday July 26, the Public Interest Section’s Law School Outreach Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association will hold the Summer Reception for Law Students from 5 to 7 p.m., at the offices of Pepper Hamilton, 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Arch streets. For more information or to R.S.V.P. contact Maureen Olives at [email protected] or 215-204-3705.

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