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Crisis LawyeringEffective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations$
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Ray Brescia and Eric Stern

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781479801701

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479801701.001.0001

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Preparation, Crisis, Struggle, Ideas

Preparation, Crisis, Struggle, Ideas

The Birth of the Detention Outreach Project

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Crisis Lawyering

Sarah Rogerson

NYU Press

This chapter examines a unique collaboration between a county sheriff’s office and an immigration law clinic that, when faced with the family separation crisis at the border, became a model for the mass delivery of pro bono legal services to immigrants in detention. It details how a local jail became a laboratory for innovation and creativity, expanding beyond the immediate task of preparing recently arrived immigrants for their credible fear interviews to address gaps in delivery of legal services in the larger criminal justice system. Reflecting on strategic partnerships formed long before the moment of crisis and identifying the new opportunities created by the crisis itself, readers get a sense of how to structure a crisis response that yields benefits long after the moment has passed.

Keywords:   immigration, detention, jail, collaboration, pro bono, family separation, credible fear, border, criminal justice

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