Civil Rights Law Journal Symposium on Immigration, October 18


Immigration: Practice & Policy

George Mason School of Law, Arlington, Virginia

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

4:30 — 5:30:  Practioners — Doing Pro-Bono Work

Local immigration experts share their views and provide skills on how to get involved in immigration work


  • Ofelia L. Calderon, Esq. (Founding Partner - Calderon& Derwin, PLC)
  • Karen T. Grisez, Esq. (Special Counsel, Fried Frank)
  • Steven Lang, Esq. (Pro Bono Coordinator — Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review)
  • Nancy Jane Shestack, Esq.. (Executive Director, Hogar Hispano - Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington)


  • Debi Sanders, Esq. (Executive Director — Capital Area Immigration Rights Coalition)

CLE credit pending (Virginia)

5:30 — 5:45:  Break

5:45 — 6:45:  Policy — Debate: Amnesty v. Enforcement - The House and Senate Proposals

  • Rachel L. Brand, Esq. (Assistant Attorney General -Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice)
  • Phil Kiko, Esq. (Chief of Staff/General Counsel - House Committee on the Judiciary)
  • Julie Kirchner, Esq. (Director of Government Relations - Federation for American Immigration Reform)
  • Max Sevillia, Esq. (Legislative Counsel - American Civil Liberties Union)

6:45 — 7:00:  Break

7:00 — 8:00: Policy — Keynote: The Status of Immigration Today

  • Member of Congress

            Refreshments served


All panelists.

To register/RSVP, please contact Symposium Editor Mitchell Wunsh at

To read about last year's symposium on gay marriage, click here.


George Mason University School of Law

Hazel Hall

3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201