Tuesday, June 14, 2011

International Pro Bono Service in Times of Disaster: Perspectives on Service in Haiti

Begins: Jun 23, 2011 12:00 PM
Ends: Jun 23, 2011 01:30 PM
(All times are local per meeting location)

This brown bag telephonic program will feature Jayne Fleming, Pro Bono Counsel at Reed Smith. Ms. Fleming has handled more than 30 asylum matters, in addition to supervising dozens more at Reed Smith and in partnerships between the firm and asylum clinics at Penn Law School and Boalt Hall School of Law. Her work focuses in particular on gender-based violence and on the representation of torture survivors from Sudan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Eritrea, Syria, Rwanda, Central America, and Haiti.

Since the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, Ms. Fleming has worked extensively to assist to victims of gender-based violence. She will share her perspectives about marshaling and engaging in international pro bono support for traumatized persons, including with respect to working in the midst of disaster conditions, marshaling information for evidentiary proffers when records have been destroyed, and sustaining interest and participation as critical need for legal services continue.

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