On Tuesday, May 2, AABANY was proud to be among the many organizations that attended a Reception for Attorneys hosted by the New York State Liberty Defense Project. Held at New York Law School, AABANY was joined by attorneys from law firms, bar associations, law schools and advocacy organizations all of whom partnered up to be part of the Liberty Defense Project. As stated on its website:

With the Liberty Defense Project, New York State launches the first-in-the-nation, state-led public-private project to assist immigrants, regardless of status, in obtaining access to legal services and process. Governor Cuomo continues our legacy of protecting the rights and freedoms of all New Yorkers.

The Liberty Defense Project will be administered by the state’s Office for New Americans and will be run in partnership with law firms, legal associations, advocacy organizations, major colleges and universities, and bar associations.

Among the AABANY leaders in attendance were Executive Director Yang Chen, Young Lawyers Committee Co-Chair Albert Suh, Immigration Committee Co-Chair Amanda Bernardo, and Government Service and Public Interest Committee Co-Chair Kevin Hsi.

The Liberty Defense Project will be co-sponsoring with NYSBA and New York Law School a CLE program on the Basics of Removal Defense on June 12 at New York Law School. For more details and to register go here.

We look forward to continuing to work with the Liberty Defense Project to help protect immigrants’ rights.