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Right to Counsel: New Ideas and Opportunities for Indigent Defense

Posted by Migration Policy Institute on April 26th, 2011

LAPC2011 Right to CouncelThis panel examines whether there is meaningful opportunity to expand legal counsel for indigent persons in removal proceedings, and what those vehicles may be. It also discusses recommendations to policymakers set forth by different groups for ensuring access to counsel. Session speakers include Geoffrey Heeren, Fellow, Center for Applied Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center; Asa Hutchinson, former Undersecretary, US Department of Homeland Security and Partner, The Asa Hutchinson Law Group; and Daniel Olmos, Senior Counsel, Access to Justice Initiative, US Department of Justice. Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Deputy Director of the Georgetown University Institute for the Study of International Migration, moderates the panel.

Video for the 8th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference can be found here.

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