On March 15th, 2017, RBF Law partnered with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) to present a free, one hour lecture on immigration law. The presentation was well-attended by attorneys and legal professionals from across the state hoping to learn more about immigration law and how they can commit their skills and resources to help the immigrant community.
RBF Law managing partner Maritza Dominguez Braswell introduced the event by explaining her own motivation for taking action as a mother of two, daughter of Mexican-born immigrants, and a lawyer. RMIAN’s Executive Director, Mekela Goehring, and Pro Bono Coordinator, Alex Gavern, then presented on the intricacies of immigration law and evolving policies under the current administration.
This lecture is just one way RBF seeks to create a platform for private practice lawyers looking to make an impact. As Maritza explained, “We are trying to bring commercial litigators and other similarly situated lawyers together to build a network of support as it concerns social justice issues.”
RBF Law also announced the creation of a new position within the firm, Pro Bono and Community Engagement Associate, which will be filled by Corey Longhurst.
RMIAN will be teaming up with the ACLU and the AILA Colorado Chapter to present a training on April 4th entitled Responding to Executive Actions: Essential Tools for Getting Immigrants Out of Detention. To learn more about RMIAN and their upcoming events click here.