ATLANTA July 01, 2019
Attorneys and business staff from the Atlanta office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP hosted a youth program for LaAmistad, June 17. Ian R. Macdonald, co-chair of the Immigration & Compliance Practice, organized and led the program.
The event brought 14 Latino students from the Atlanta Classical Academy to Greenberg Traurig’s office for a daylong introduction to the legal field. During the day, students learned to make persuasive arguments and attorneys from the firm’s immigration, entertainment, and products liability practices gave an overview of their work. The day culminated with video presentations where students outlined their own arguments advocating for support of LaAmistad as an organization.
“LaAmistad has helped thousands of Latino students succeed and thrive academically,” Macdonald said. “Their wholistic approach to family education provides parents with the tools and skills necessary to help their children achieve success both at home and at school. Programs that introduce students to the legal profession are a great way to offer mentorship and educational opportunities to Atlanta’s Latino youth. At Greenberg Traurig, we are proud of our continued commitment to diversity and inclusion through the support of organizations like LaAmistad that share our firm’s values.”
LaAmistad is a non-profit organization that helps Latino families achieve success through academic and life enrichment programs. The group provides after-school tutoring, parent workshops, English language courses, and more.
Greenberg Traurig has been a supporter of LaAmistad for several years as a sponsor of LaAmistad Annual Gala and contributor for community programming. Members of the Atlanta immigration team have provided multiple town hall meetings alongside LaAmistad throughout the years to members of the Latino community, providing an overview of immigration rights, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival) updates, and more.
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