Reuniting Separated Migrant Families Through Pro Bono Partnerships
Join the Mithoff Program in a conversation with Lee Gelernt and Steven Herzog about their work to locate migrant parents deported without their children, and to reunite and secure monetary compensation for separated families. RSVP by 5 pm F, February 18 to reserve a to-go snack.
Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director of the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, is visiting Texas Law as the G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence. Steven Herzog, counsel with Paul Weiss, heads the ACLU steering committee on family separation, and is one of the Paul Weiss lawyers working with the ACLU to litigate a damages case seeking compensation for separated families from the United States and former Trump administration officials.
This conversation is part of an occasional series hosted by the Mithoff Program to highlight successful pro bono collaborations between nonprofit organizations and private law firms and will include conversation about the dynamics of nonprofit-law firm partnerships.
About the G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence:
Gelernt’s visit to Texas Law as a G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence is supported by a generous gift from the G. Rollie White Trust. The program brings outstanding legal scholars, practitioners and advocates from the field of public service to Texas Law to foster discussion of issues related to public interest law, to raise the profile of lawyers working in this area, and to encourage students to view public service as an honored and expected part of every legal career. Gelernt is Texas Law’s ninth G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence.