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October 13, 2008

OHBA Presents “Everyday Law for Latino/as” October 14 in Portland

The Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (“OHBA”) will host a program featuring Oregon Law Professor Steven Bender and Willamette University Law Professor Gilbert Paul Carrasco who, along with University of Nevada-Las Vegas Law Professor Raquel Aldana and Seattle University Assistant Professor of Law Joaquin G. Avila, recently published Everyday Law for Latino/as. The program takes place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, at the University of Oregon White Stag Building in Portland.

Everyday Law for Latino/as is a comprehensive guide structured around three key factors that affect the legal treatment of Latino/as: immigration status, language regulation, and racial/ethnic discrimination. The book examines these factors as they are presented in real-life situations.

In a review of the book, Kevin R. Johnson, dean of the University of California Davis School of Law, said, “Everyday Law for Latino/as will no doubt prove to be an essential reference for Latina/os across the United States. Chock-full of useful and relevant information on the law of employment, housing, language discrimination, education, voting, criminal justice, immigration and immigrant rights, and much more, this volume will be virtually indispensable to Latina/os seeking to protect their rights.”

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to OHBA.

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