Professors Theo Liebmann and Ellen Yaroshefsky Conduct CLE Training for Fragomen

Professors Theo Liebmann and Ellen Yaroshefsky teamed up on Oct. 3 to provide a CLE training for over 150 lawyers at the Fragomen law firm, the largest immigration law firm in the United States.

Fragomen attorneys have been increasing their pro bono activities as ever more draconian immigration policies have been implemented by the Trump administration, and one of the firm’s directors reached out to Liebmann, director of clinical programs and attorney-in-charge of the Youth Advocacy Clinic, and Yaroshefsky, the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and executive director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics, for guidance on a number of challenging ethical dilemmas they have encountered.

The issues addressed at the training in New York City included:
• conflicts of interest when representing more than one member of a family;
• representing immigrant minors who have diminished capacity;
• candor toward the tribunal in immigration applications; and
• confidentiality in the context of nonprofit agencies referring pro bono immigration cases.