Manhattan Legal Services Honors Union Members Working at the Border

January 25, 2019

Yesterday the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee of Manhattan Legal Services, part of Legal Services NYC, presented Heroic Lawyering: a Report from the Border, a panel discussion at New York Law School featuring nine staff members who have represented families seeking asylum at the US’s Southern border following Trump’s escalated and inhumane separation of families. In December, our union sponsored a delegation of members who took a week of their vacation time to travel to Dilley, Texas and represent women and children seeking asylum. The experiences shared were powerful and heart wrenching; we thank our union members who participated for giving of themselves during this humanitarian crisis.