Pro Bono & Public Interest Summit

Pro Bono & Public Interest Summit

Program for November 7, 2013

Check-in (9:00 am-9:30 am)

Keeping the Momentum: Adjusting to the Challenges of Immigration
Reform in the AAPI Community (9:30 am-10:45 am)

This program will provide a brief overview on Immigration Reform including new legislation including the DREAM Act; discuss best practices on effective outreach and pro bono representation; and the importance of protecting the AAPI community from predatory “experts” who engage in the unauthorized practice of law.  The MinKwon model for community partnerships will be featured as well as local practice in Missouri.

Program Chair & Moderator:
Steven Choi
Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition

Elisa Gahng
Staff Attorney, MinKwon Center for Community Action

Jared C. Leung
Director, Fennemore Craig, P.C.

Ronald Nguyen
Supervising Immigration Attorney, Legal Aid of Western Missouri

The Future of Healthcare for the AAPI Community: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its Impact on AAPI Community (11:00 am-12:15 pm)

This program will provide an update on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including health insurance exchanges with a focus on enrolling members of the APA community; discuss the unique challenges to implementing the Act with the AAPI community including LEP and cultural barriers; and highlight the need for outreach and pro bono, especially for states with newly emerging AAPI communities.

Juliet Choi
Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), US Department of Health and Human Services

Helen Kim Ho
Founding Executive Director, Asian American Legal Advocacy Center of Georgia

Doreena Wong
Project Director, Health Access Project, Asian Americans Advancing Justice / Los Angeles

Daniel Hu
Deputy Chief of the Civil Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas

Delegate Keam headshot (large)Luncheon Plenary (12:30 pm-2:00 pm)

Keynote Speaker:
Honorable Mark Keam
Virginia House of Delegates, 35th District

For more information about Hon. Keam, click here.

Pro Bono Community Service Committee Meeting (2:15 pm–3:00 pm)

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