McGeorge School of Law

Guatemalan Nationals Helped at McGeorge Campus Event

January 16, 2015

Brian Lopez

Brian Lopez, '12 (photo: Mogollón)

McGeorge hosted an on-campus Guatemalan Consulate event on Jan. 10, 2015, where faculty, students and alumni served more than 200 local Guatemalan nationals with a variety of services.

"The nearest Guatemalan Consulate is in San Francisco, and most Guatemalan nationals have a very difficult time making the trip there to receive basic services such as the processing of passports or consular ID cards," said Adjunct Professor Luis Mogollón, who organized the event.

Alumni Raissa Morris, ’12, Sara Bobbitt, ’12 and Brian Lopez, ‘12, along with current students that included Sylvia La Rosa and Brian Hedrick, consulted individually in Spanish with attendees, many who came with their families. Their consultations covered topics related to immigrant rights, including family-based immigration, social security and health benefits, and choosing legal representation.

In 2014, alumni Raissa Morris and Brian López opened their own immigration practice law firm, Morris & López, PC. Alumna Sara Bobbit, ’14, was recently hired by Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to direct a new immigration services program.

"The alumni and students were pivotal to the success of this community service,” said Mogollón