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Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) NW Volunteer Training



Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project NW

Volunteer Training CLE


Representing Iraqi Refugees  

Rebecca Heller - IRAP Executive Director


 Language Access; Cultural Competency

Gillian Dutton - Assistant Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law


The Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) works with Iraqis displaced by violence. The program is the first and only organization that provides comprehensive legal assistance to individual refugees abroad during the resettlement process. The clients are not just ‘under-served’ or ‘marginalized,’ they are stateless people completely outside any system that would defend them. Deprived of rights to work, move freely, even access schools and medical care, Iraqi refugees are completely disenfranchised. For them, resettlement in a country that recognizes the human rights of refugees is the only hope. By mobilizing an international network of lawyers, law students, volunteers and experts to address the plight of refugees both here and in the Middle East, IRAP helps refugees navigate an unfamiliar, opaque, and bureaucratically complex system.

Hosted by David Wright Tremaine

3.25 General Credits and 1.0 Ethics Credit Pending Approval

Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101

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