Bernstein law firm donates $250,000 to fund program
A $250,000 donation from a local personal injury law firm will fund legal counsel for unaccompanied immigrant children through UNLV’s law school, the school said.
The Edward M. Bernstein and Associates Children’s Rights Program will be housed under UNLV’s Immigration Clinic, which offers free legal assistance within the local immigrant community.
The clinic already provides legal aid to children fleeing violence in Central America.
Local immigration advocates including clinic director Michael Kagan, state Sen. Yvanna Cancela, D-Las Vegas, and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Executive Director Barbara Buckley are among seven people scheduled to speak at a program launching ceremony this week.