Sanctuary Lawyers Training: Meeting the Legal Needs of Faith Congregations

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

50 South 6th Street

#1500

Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Many Minnesota faith congregations have responded to the Trump Administration’s changes in immigration enforcement policy by offering to provide “sanctuary” to vulnerable immigrants in immediate danger of deportation. Many more are currently discerning whether to take that step.


Congregations discerning their role in offering sanctuary need pro bono lawyers to help them understand the legal implications – the bright lines and gray areas – of housing and transporting undocumented immigrants, or providing support to those congregations that do. Congregations committed to providing sanctuary need pro bono lawyers to help them do so in a lawful way that reduces the risk of potential criminal investigation and enforcement.


Dorsey is partnering with LegalCORPS, The Advocates for Human Rights, the Minnesota State Bar Association Human Rights Committee, ISAIAH, Jewish Community Action, and Minnesota/ Dakotas Chapter of AILA’s Faith-Based Advocacy Group to provide training and coordination for area lawyers who would like to help the sanctuary movement.


First, we will introduce lawyers to the legal, practical, and ethical issues of advising congregations on providing sanctuary and equip lawyers interested in providing pro bono legal services to sanctuary congregations. We will focus on 8th Circuit case law and considering other circuits only as they might be applied by the 8th circuit.

Next, we will hold a legal clinic organized by ISAIAH to help answer basic questions for congregations interested in providing sanctuary and to refer them to pro bono lawyers.

The attorney training will occur:

8:30 – 12:30pm, Monday, July 24, 2017, Dorsey & Whitney

CLE credit is being applied for, including one hour of ethics credit.


Please register via the link in the upper right corner of this page. If you have difficulty registering, or have questions, please contact LegalCORPS at 651-583-5978

WEBINAR - for remote participation, please register here.


Parking

Dorsey Ramp/50 South Sixth Street: Please park on levels 4-8 in the 50 South Sixth Street parking ramp. Enter on Sixth Street between Hennepin Avenue and Nicollet Mall. BE ADVISED: This ramp fills quickly. Please do not park in the Dorsey Client Parking section on Level 3.

Gaviidae Common Ramp: Located on Sixth Street between Nicollet Mall and Marquette Avenue, on the right side. Gaviidae is connected to the Wells Fargo Center. BE ADVISED: This is an expensive option, and will likely cost $38.

Park and Shop
24 S. 8th Street & 27 S. 7th Street
LaSalle Court Ramp
801 LaSalle Avenue
http://www.parkmpls.com/directions/

Note: we are not able to validate any parking for this event.


The legal clinic for faith communities will occur:

6:00 – 8:30pm August 10, 2017, TBD
Please hold the date


Information for attorneys who would like to join LegalCORPS' roster of pro bono attorneys to serve faith communities: how to volunteer and volunteer registration form.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

50 South 6th Street

#1500

Minneapolis, MN 55402

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