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Conference of the Professions - "Crossing Borders"


Conference of the Professions - "Crossing Borders"

$45 for physicians and $35 for lawyers, clergy, and other professionals. Ticket includes breakfast and continuing education credit, where applicable. A limited number of free student tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Crossing Borders

This year’s Conference will examine the professional opportunities presented by immigration. Providing medical care, legal representation, and a spiritual home for documented and undocumented immigrants alike – many seeking asylum from intolerable conditions in their home countries – presents unique challenges and rewards. What are the ethical obligations of lawyers, physicians, and clergy to those who have come here from other countries? How are our professional organizations, firms, and practices responding to the needs of the immigrant community?

Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth 'Liz' Cedillo-Pereira, Director of the Dallas Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs


8:00 am: Registration and Breakfast8:30 am: Introduction and Welcome8:45 am: Keynote by Liz Cedillo-Pereira9:45 am: Q & A10:00 am: Break10:20 am: Panel Discussion12:00 pm: Adjourn


Dallas Bar AssociationDallas County Medical SocietyMaguire Center for Ethics & Public ResponsibilityUT Southwestern Medical Center SMU Dedman School of Law SMU Perkins School of Theology

About the Conference

The Conference of the Professions brings together members of law, medicine, and theology in the Dallas area to discuss common challenges—ethical and otherwise—facing these professions. The conference is a joint effort and collaboration between the Dallas County Medical Society, Dallas Bar Association, SMU Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, SMU Dedman School of Law, SMU Perkins School of Theology and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Map Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, United States
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