Serving Mentally Ill Immigrants in Detention

Immigrants with mental disabilities face a system which does not provide access to government appointed counsel or a court system which is adequately prepared to deal with their disabilities. Out of these deficiencies arise constitutional and access to justice concerns currently being addressed nationally.

The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties is cosponsoring a panel discussion to address this developing area of law from the legal and medical standpoint, and to talk about current litigation aimed at protecting the mentally ill.

An estimated 57,000 individuals are detained annually.


Wednesday June 1, 2011
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

1155 Island, Room 229, San Diego
Refreshments will be provided.

Speakers include:
Veronica Barba, Esq., ABA Immigration Justice Project, San Diego
Heather Boxeth, Esq., Boxeth & Associates, San Diego
Margaret Lee Higgins Psy.D, Clinical Psychologist, San Diego
Talia Inlender, Esq., Equal Justice Works Fellow at Public Counsel, Los Angeles

Organizers will be applying for 1.5 hours of CLE credit for California attorneys for this presentation.

To register for this free presentation, please email the ABA’s Immigration Justice Project.