About the Compensation Fund Program: Starting December 1, 2017, people who were stopped or held by MCSO between December 23, 2011 and May 24, 2013 in violation of the Preliminary Injunction in the Ortega Melendres v. Penzone litigation may apply to participate in a court-ordered compensation program. The Preliminary Injunction prohibited MSCO deputies from detaining a person solely on the basis that MCSO personnel believed the person was in the US without authorization.
About the Clinic: The ACLU of Arizona and Los Abogados invites victims to attend this free clinic aimed at filling out applications for the Compensation Fund Program. Information will be given about the program and attorneys will be present to assist in the process.
Interested in helping? Want to earn CLE Credit?
How: The ACLU of Arizona and Los Abogados would like to encourage attorneys and interested members of the public to volunteer time to this clinic by attending a training session and assisting with filling out victims’ applications. The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1 hour toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hours of professional responsibility. The training will be held on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 10:00 A.M-11:00 A.M. and the actual clinic will follow promptly after.
If you are interested in volunteering for this clinic please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.