Pro Bono & Public Interest Summit

Pro Bono & Public Interest Summit

Program for November 15, 2012

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

Capitol E

Walking in the Shoes of Your (Pro Bono) Client (9:30 am-10:45 am)

Capitol E

This interactive hypothetical follows the struggles of the Teng Family. Learn how changes in law and policy affect public interest clients in the areas of family law, housing and public benefits, immigration, and employment.

Program Chair and Moderator
Zenobia Lai
Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

Bethany Li
Staff Attorney, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Patrick Shen
Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP

Stacey H. Wang
Associate, Holland & Knight LLP

A New Frontier: The Affordable Care Act & the Future of APA Health

(11:00 am-12:15 pm)

Capitol E

The much-debated Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 presents unique challenges for the APA community. We will need to strive to ensure APAs, regardless of immigration status, are allowed and encouraged to participate in state health care exchanges since language and cultural barriers may present. This panel of high-level policy experts will discuss pending legal and practical issues following the enactment of the Affordable Care Act and offer insight on how pro bono counsel can be most effective.

Daniel Hu
Deputy Chief, Civil Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas

Juliet Choi
Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Paulo Pontemayor
External Affairs Advisor, Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum

Doreena Wong
Project Director, Health Access Project, Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Luncheon Plenary (12:30 pm-2:00 pm)

Capitol E

Keynote Speaker
Mee Moua
President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center

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