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Join JALSA for our January Tzedek Salon! We bring young people, in their 20's and 30's, together with activists and policy experts at local bars to explore the issues facing our society.


This month, we will host a discussion with Susan Church, a trial and appellate attorney focusing mainly on immigration law and criminal defense.


In 2017, Susan successfully sued President Trump for his anti-immigrant travel and visa processing ban on Muslim immigrants from seven affected countries, obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order from the Federal District Court. In recent weeks, the Trump administration has revoked TPS for Salvadorans and Haitians, and continues to threaten our immigrant communities with xenophobic policies, policing, and deportation. Our discussion with Susan will include learning about the process of suing the federal administration, and how we can protect immigrant rights in the face of these attacks.


After graduating from Suffolk Law School, Attorney Susan Church worked as a public defender at the New Hampshire Public Defenders Office in Nashua and Orford New Hampshire. Upon returning to Boston, she worked as an associate attorney at Salsberg & Schneider law firm where she tried state and federal criminal cases. In November 2005, Susan established her own firm, where she advocates for immigrants with criminal convictions facing deportation and immigrants seeking immigration benefits in the United States. A longtime supporter of progressive political causes, she was named the Attorney of the Year by the National Lawyers Guild in 2014.

Susan successfully represented the "Occupy Boston" protestors as the lead attorney. She is a frequent lecturer at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education programs, American Immigration Lawyers Association of New England, Boston Bar Association, and the Mass Bar Association.

Space is wheelchair accessible and light refreshments will be served. For accessibility and other questions, please contact alison.jalsa@gmail.com.

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