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Published on November 29, 2012 | by LawNews

Professors Lauris Wren, Theo Liebmann Co-Host Symposium on Immigrant and the Family Court

Professors Lauris Wren and Theo Liebmann co-hosted a Symposium that brought academics, attorneys, judges, and sociologists from around the country to examine the vital and frequently complex interplay of immigration issues and family court matters. Speakers and participants explored the statutory and ethical obligations for judges, practitioners and agencies that result from that interplay, and discussed ways that the family court can better serve immigrant youth and families. Sessions focused on practice issues and policies, and include workshops and lectures on Collateral Consequences to Delinquency Findings; The Intersection of Immigration Enforcement and the Child Welfare System; Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and U-Visas; and Improving How Family Courts Work with Immigrant Youth and Families. The Symposium coincided with the publication of a series of articles in a Special Issue of the Family Court Review that highlighted some of the most significant tensions and areas of interplay between family court proceedings and immigration issues.

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