Las Vegas – De Castroverde Law Group, one of Las Vegas’ most well-respected law firms specializing in immigration law, sponsored the UNLV Boyd School of Law Immigration Clinic team to attend the 2019 Immigration Law Competition at NYU in Feb. 2019. Team members included Erling Oster, Paloma Guerrero and Patrick Tarzi.
“Given the recent political climate, it’s important law students have real world experiences in providing pro bono deportation defense,” stated Alex De Castroverde. “These student lawyers need to learn to be creative and zealous in fighting for their clients and their participation in the competition will be immensely beneficial for their education.”
Started in 2006, NYU’s National Immigration Law Competition (ILC) is the NYU Moot Court Board’s annual external moot court competition, open to teams from ABA-accredited law schools other than NYU Law. The ILC focuses on cutting-edge issues in the field of immigration law and is judged by panels of distinguished NYU alumni and legal practitioners from throughout New York. The final round is judged by federal appellate and district court judges.
The UNLV Boyd School of Law Immigration Clinic team competed in three grueling rounds. The team won one round and lost by a close call on the other two.
“This was a great experience as a soon-to-be immigration attorney. It gave us a chance to argue a novel issue as well as an older issue, while sharpening our cooperative and brief-writing skills,” stated Erling Oster, UNLV Boyd School of Law Immigration Clinic team member. “The venue, New York City, put us in contact with immigration students and attorneys who face similar challenges, but who also have different perspectives as the makeup of their community is not the same as ours. Quite honestly, the competition quickened my resolve to this work moving forward and to do it right here.”
About De Castroverde Law Group
Brothers Alex and Orlando De Castroverde founded the law firm in 2005, building on the practice established by their father, Waldo De Castroverde. De Castroverde Law Group practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense, family law and immigration law. With more than five decades of combined legal experience, De Castroverde Law Group provides aggressive, dependable legal representation. A majority of the firm’s attorneys are fluent in Spanish. For more information on De Castroverde Law Group, call (702) 222-9999 or visit www.dlgteam.com.