Movement Lawyering: Reimagining Lawyering before the Immigration System - A Webinar Hosted by GCIR

Monday, June 3, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
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*This program is hosted by our partner, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*

No one should face a potentially life-changing legal decision without representation that utilizes the best strategic thinking. Conditions are sobering: only 37% have access to legal representation, including women and children; detention capacity continues to expand; and the current administration is in the process of reshaping immigration courts and the federal bar. 

The immigration legal services infrastructure, attorneys, accredited representatives, and allies are under significant strain with rapid shifts in policy that present new and complicated legal challenges, as well as a roller coaster of changes in funding and support. In this pressurized moment, lawyers, organizers, and movement builders are seeking out new strategies and evaluating what is working and where practices or approaches could be refined or reimagined.

  • Movement lawyering and what it looks like
  • How funders might engage with this strategy in the current moment


  • Paromita Shah
  • Purvi Shah, Founder and Executive Director, Movement Law Lab
  • Aryah Somers Landsberger (Moderator), Vice President of Programs, GCIR

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All interested funders. Please note that calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)


Registration is required by May 31st
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
Please email with any questions.

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