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Low-wage, immigrant, and undocumented workers are under siege. This session will offer those NELA members who don’t often represent these workers in their practices the opportunity to learn about some of the struggles experienced by these most vulnerable members of our communities, and what advocates are doing to protect them. Among other issues, our panelists will discuss: the impact of immigration status on available relief; the intersection of wage and discrimination claims; working with low-wage and immigrant-based community organizations; preparing clients for depositions and trial, including addressing immigration-related questions during the course of depositions; additional defense tactics and how to combat them; and preventing and redressing retaliation.
This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.
Maria de las Nieves Bolaños Maria de las Nieves Bolaños was an attorney with Robin Potter & Associates beginning in 2009 and is now a partner at Potter Bolaños LLC. She represents plaintiffs in wage and hour, whistleblower and False Claims Act, employment discrimination, and...MoreMaria de las Nieves Bolaños was an attorney with Robin Potter & Associates beginning in 2009 and is now a partner at Potter Bolaños LLC. She represents plaintiffs in wage and hour, whistleblower and False Claims Act, employment discrimination, and retaliation litigation. Ms. Bolaños has litigation experience at the state and federal levels, as well as with local administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board. Ms. Bolaños’ experience includes representation of single plaintiffs and class and collective actions at all stages of litigation, including trial. She was a contributing author to the ABA/BNA Fair Labor Standards Act Treatise Midwinter Reports in 2015 and 2016, and has been a panelist and/or moderator with the Chicago Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, NELA Illinois’ Seventh Circuit Conferences, and NEL A’s Annual Conventions. Ms. Bolaños is currently a member of the NELA Executive Board, as well as NELA’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee and Low Wage Worker Committee. Jessie Hahn is a Labor & Employment Policy Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center where she engages in legislative and administrative advocacy focused on protecting and expanding the rights of low wage immigrant workers. Jessie provides legal counsel and strategic advice to support immigrant worker advocates around the country on legal and policy matters affecting immigrants in the workplace. Previously, Jessie was the Deputy Director of Legal & Investigation in the Paid Sick Leave Division of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, an attorney with the New York State Department of Labor, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for Worker Protection in the New York State Department of Labor. Jessie was a Peggy Browning Fellow with the Employment Justice Center and a Judicial Intern to the Honorable (Ret.) Nancy Gertner of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Collapse
Miguel Keberlein Miguel Keberlein is the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society, which provides a variety of legal aid services to vulnerable populations including low wage workers, immigrants, the elderly, and victims of domestic abuse. He was formerly the...MoreMiguel Keberlein is the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society, which provides a variety of legal aid services to vulnerable populations including low wage workers, immigrants, the elderly, and victims of domestic abuse. He was formerly the Director of Immigrants and Workers' Rights Practice Group at the Legal Assistance Foundation, where he lead the Group's statewide strategy and initiatives, directed LAF's Migrant Project, and litigated federal and state cases on a number of comprehensive legal issues, including to protect the rights of migrant and seasonal workers. Miguel has taught as an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law and lectured extensively on issues related to immigration and human/labor trafficking and was featured in Chicago Lawyer Magazine. He is the Chair of the Illinois Statewide Task Force on Human Trafficking, and a member of the American Immigrations Lawyers Association, the Illinois Immigrant Legal Aid Collaborative Steering Committee, the Chicago Bar Association, and the National Employment Lawyers Association. Miguel has received several honors throughout his career, including being named a Chicago Community Trust Fellow and one of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's "40 under 40." Collapse
June 30, 2018
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
Protecting Low-Wage, Immigrant & Undocumented Workers In The Age Of Trump - Audio
Protecting Low-Wage, Immigrant & Undocumented Workers In The Age Of Trump - Paper
How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed
internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below).
If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a
Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions.
Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing
all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.