2011 Equal Justice Works Fellow, Sarah Rose Weinman
Sarah Rose Weinman
Name of Host Organization: National Immigrant Justice Center
City, State: Chicago, Illinois
Issue area: Immigrant Populations, Criminal Law
Sponsors: Baker & McKenzie
The 2010 Supreme Court decision Padilla v. Kentucky held that the defense counsel’s failure to inform non-citizen clients about immigration consequences of criminal pleas constitutes ineffective assistance. This project will promote the Padilla vision by training defenders on immigration consequences of criminal law and expanding the scope of Padilla’s protections through strategic impact litigation.
I'm committed to social justice because I believe that, with hard work, it is possible. I'm honored to be part of the work that my clients and colleagues do to create social justice through the law.
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