South Carolina Appleseed is dedicated to advocacy for low-income South Carolinians and to effecting systemic change by acting in and through the courts, legislature, administrative agencies, community and the media. But in order to really make a difference, we must equip and inspire others to join in our efforts through education, training and co-counseling.
We are an accredited CLE provider, certified by the Commission on Continuing Legal Education & Specialization, and submit all of our trainings for CLE credits. We provide legal trainings on a variety of subjects for attorneys and legal staff throughout the year. Because we charge a much reduced rate for our trainings, we ask all private attorneys who wish to participate in our trainings to assist the legal services programs by taking pro bono referrals from time to time. For additional information about any of the CLEs listed, please contact us at [email protected].
Legal Issues Affecting Immigrants Under the New Administration’s Enforcement Strategies – 4/24/2017 10:30 AM – 4:15 PM
Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough
Meridian Building, 17th Floor
1320 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
The new Administration in Washington DC changed the landscape concerning enforcement policies for US Immigration Laws. Although some of the more public executive orders were blocked by courts around the country, the administration’s changing enforcement policies and deportation priorities will drastically impact those children and families of immigrants residing here in South Carolina. In order to help this population, SC Appleseed has invited Steven Schulman, Pro Bono Partner with Akin Gump in Washington, DC to conduct a free CLE for attorneys in South Carolina. Mr. Schulman leads Akin Gump’s pro bono practice and serves as the Chairman of the Board of National Appleseed. Along with Chicago Appleseed he authored a practice guide for helping immigrants facing deportation.
We will also feature three speakers who will talk about some things we can do here in South Carolina to help the immigrant population prepare for the worst. Jim Harrison, former Master-in-Equity for Richland County, will join us to discuss some of the things that immigrants can do in advance to protect their property and accounts here in the United States in the event they face deportation. Jennifer Rainville, an attorney with South Carolina Legal Services and formerly with the Probate Court will talk about ways to help immigrants put things in place to protect their family members, particularly their children.
Finally, to cover additional things to think about as well as introduce some projects our office is putting together to match lawyes with these potential clients we will have Tammy Besherse of SC Appleseed.
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