Jennifer Koh and Sabrina Rivera Train Public Defenders

On March 2, Professors Jennifer Koh and Sabrina Rivera conducted a training for the juvenile delinquency and dependency units of the Orange County Public Defender’s Office on immigration law options for children. Immigration Clinic students Elizabeth Fernandez, Briahna Chuvac and Alfred Napoles also attended the training, which addressed the obligations of public defenders to advise noncitizen clients on immigration law consequences of juvenile adjudications, as well as immigration law remedies potentially available for immigrant youth.

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Immigration Clinic Hosts Community Forum on Access to Legal Services for Modest Means Clients; Jennifer Koh Moderates Forum

On March 1, the Western State College of Law Immigration Clinic the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) Immigration Section, and OCBA Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) Committee hosted a community forum to discuss the immigration law needs of low-income Orange County residents. Professor Jennifer Koh moderated the forum along with attorney Brian Bayati (Law Offices of Brian Bayati), who chairs the OCBA’s LRIS Committee. Community leaders and immigration lawyers from across Orange County attended the forum and participated in a robust discussion about immigration law, lawyers, and the needs of immigrant communities.