This Thursday, Arizona lawyers have the chance to help others—and to gain valuable experience in the process.

That day, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Arizona presents an educational program by the staff of the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, the nationally known initiative that provides a wide variety of immigration services.

Last October, I wrote about the Florence Project (here and here and other places too). They deserve your support, and Thursday is all about making that happen.

Note: An RSVP is required. Read farther down for more information.

Pro Bono Opportunities to Serve Immigrants Detained in Arizona

Tally Kingsnorth and Sara Lofland are excited to introduce the Young Lawyers to the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project’s (Florence Project) Pro Bono Program. Their presentation will cover the deportation process, defenses and relief from removal, typical immigration cases selected for pro bono placement, and the level of mentoring support provided by the Florence Project’s program. In addition, Tally and Sara will give an overview of the organization’s current projects and a short history of the Florence Project, which is unique nationally in the services it provides.

Speakers:

Sara Lofland, The Florence Project

Thalassa Kingsnorth, The Florence Project

Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 

Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.

Location: State Bar of Arizona, Boardroom, 3rd Floor

4201 N. 24th St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Cost (wait for it …): FREE

RSVP by Wednesday, November 9, 2011

You can RSVP by:

Mail: State Bar of Arizona, Attn: Teri Yeates, 4201 N. 24th St., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85016-6288

Phone: 602-340-7312

Fax: 602-416-7512

Email: Teri.Yeates@staff.azbar.org