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  • Gabriela Raful Helps Organize Award-Winning CLE

    Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer, Gabriela Raful, of Galfand Berger Helps Organize Award-Winning CLEThe Berks County Bar Association (BCBA) has received an award for a Continuing Legal Education seminar, or CLE, that Galfand Berger attorney Gabriela Raful helped organize. The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) awarded the BCBA for its CLE titled “287(g) Agreements and Immigration Status Issues Seminar”.

    CLE seminars are required education courses that attorneys must take to maintain their license to practice law after being admitted to the bar. Depending on which jurisdiction an attorney practices in, how many CLE courses he or she is mandated to take may vary. The courses cover a variety of topics in different practice areas like intellectual property, legal ethics, immigration issues, workers’ compensation and more.

    Gabby is active with the Berks County Bar Association. She sits on the Board of Directors and is also Co-chair of its Minority Law Section. In the official press release, the PBA commended “the county bar associations and the many volunteers needed to make these programs a success” and noted that these projects help “improve the legal profession, justice system and community”. To read the PBA’s full release, please click here.

    287(g) agreements can allow local and state law officials to engage in certain federal immigration enforcement activities. Certain officials in Berks County – such as the Sheriff – have been proponents of implementing 287(g) agreements, but many community members have been vocal in their disapproval. The BCBA’s course was created to address some important legal questions like:

    • What are the legal rights of local law enforcement officers to enforce federal immigration laws? And:
    • Without a 287(g) agreement in place, what are the boundaries and requirements for local governments enforcing immigration law?

    You can read more on the CLE here. Our firm extends its congratulations to the BCBA for its award-winning CLE, as well as to our very own Gabby Raful for her participation in this very important seminar!

    If you have a legal question, please contact Galfand Berger. With offices are located in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Reading, and we serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To schedule a consultation, call us at 800-222-8792 or complete our online contact form.