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BigLaw Directs Pro Bono Efforts At Trump Admin Policies

Law360, New York (November 6, 2017, 7:09 PM EST) -- Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, multiple BigLaw firms have taken on pro bono matters responding to the policies of Trump’s administration, including his controversial travel ban, the uptick in detention of immigrants and the executive branch’s revised stances on the rights of LGBT Americans.

The matters include a class action against the administration alleging unlawful detentions of immigrants suspected of being in gangs; a flurry of challenges to the president’s travel ban, originally implemented in January; counseling recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which the president has said he wants to roll back; and amicus briefs filed on...

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