Two members of The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice were honored Thursday for their years of distinguished child advocacy work.
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Kudos to Lejla Bajrami, Jill Wechsler, and Beth Natale of the Social Work Unit of the Criminal Defense Practice for being selected to present at the annual conference of the National Organization of Forensic Social Workers in New Orleans. Legal Aid's presentations highlighted the great work we do on behalf of clients every day and focused on "Cultural Competency in the Criminal Justice System", and "Best Practices for Working with Clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries". The three-day intensive conference was attended by over 200 forensic social workers from across the country.
Seymour W. James, Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society, commenting on the U.S. Supreme Court deadlock blocking President Obama's Immigration Plan:
"Today's Supreme Court decision withholds hope for millions of contributing immigrants who came to the United States as children or are parents of U. S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. The Legal Aid Society calls upon Congress and the President to find common ground, end the legislative dysfunction and fix our broken, obsolete and inhumane immigration system."
Richard J. Davis, chairman of The Legal Aid Society who has been devoted to public service and the provision of legal representation to all people, received the Root/Stimson Award from the New York State Bar Association.
Harold V. Ferguson, Jr., a Staff Attorney in the Criminal Appeals Bureau, served as a participant in a New York Women’s Bar Association program on “Practicing In the Appellate Term: Practical Tips from Judges and Practitioners.”
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