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Christine Morganti
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State Bar Sponsors Seminar on Immigrant Rights in N.M. Oct. 23 — Oct. 13

Albuquerque, N.M. – Immigrant Rights in New Mexico: Civil Liberties, Detention, and Collateral Consequences of Crimes will be held Oct. 23 at the State Bar Center in Albuquerque. The International and Immigration Section of the State Bar of New Mexico is sponsoring the continuing legal education event.

Special guest speakers include George Bach, American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico; Ranjana Natarajan, University of Texas at Austin; Brendan Egan, American Civil Liberties Union; and Christopher Lasch, Suffolk University Law School.

Topics will include legal resources for immigrant rights, immigrant detention and human rights, immigration consequences of crimes in our courts and jails, state and federal interests for immigrants in custody, litigating issues related to immigrant detainers, and ethical considerations in post-conviction relief.

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The State Bar of New Mexico was organized in 1886 and is composed of more than 8500 members. Its purposes are to aid the courts in administering justice and preserving the rule of law, and to foster a high standard of integrity and competence within the legal profession.