Judge Joan V. Churchill, Judge Dana Leigh Marks, and Karen Grisez discuss today’s immigration court process, thoughts on how to improve it, and ways lawyers can get involved.
On the Road
Hon. Joan V. Churchill served as Immigration Judge for the United States Immigration Court for Washington DC/Arlington VA for...
Dana Leigh Marks has been an Immigration Judge in San Francisco since January of 1987. Since 1999 she has...
Karen T. Grisez is public service counsel at Fried Frank in Washington, D.C. She has experience with issues of...
Laurence Colletti serves as the producer at Legal Talk Network where he combines his passion for web-based media with...
With limited resources and difficult systemic restrictions for both immigrants and judges, those inside the immigration court system don’t think those brought before their courts are receiving real due process. At the ABA Annual Meeting, host Laurence Colletti is joined by Judge Joan V. Churchill, Judge Dana Leigh Marks and Karen Grisez to hear about the pervasive issues causing serious difficulties for all parties involved, some ways in which the system could be improved, and ways lawyers can get involved to make a meaningful difference for those facing the potentially severe consequences of a ruling against them.
Judge Dana Marks is an immigration judge in San Francisco California who has been on the bench since 1987. She is also the President Emerita of the National Association of Immigration Judges.
Judge Joan Churchill is a retired immigration judge, having served from 1980 to 2005. She is a past president of the National Association of Women Judges and she currently works with the ABA section on National Conference of the Administrative Law Judiciary.
Karen T. Grisez is a member of the Litigation Department and is resident in Fried Frank’s Washington, DC office. She joined the Firm in 1990 and became Public Service Counsel in 1996. She serves on the ABA Commission on Immigration and is a past chair of the commission.
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