March 28, 2016

On March 30, 2016, Partner Reena R. Bajowala will speak at the closing reception for Collective Voices, Shared Journeys, Apna Ghar’s 2nd Annual art show.  Apna Ghar is a nonprofit that provides comprehensive and holistic services to immigrant survivors of gender violence as well as conducting community education and addressing systemic barriers that immigrant survivors face.  

Along with panelists from the Chicago Community Bond Fund, KAN-WIN and Organized Communities Against Deportation, Ms. Bajowala will address issues around incarceration and gender justice in Chicago’s immigrant communities.  She will talk specifically about her work as amicus counsel for 25 national Asian Pacific American organizations in Purvi Patel v. Indiana, an appeal of a 30-year jail sentence received by an Indian-American woman in connection with the loss of her pregnancy.  The appeal currently is pending in the Indiana Court of Appeals.

The reception and panel discussion will take place at UIC’s Montgomery Ward Gallery, 750  S. Halsted Street in Chicago; the reception begins at 5:30 p.m., with the panel starting at 5:45 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Bajowala is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation, Class Action, Technology Litigation, Consumer Law, ERISA Litigation, and Labor and Employment practice groups.  She has an active pro bono practice, advocating for the underserved and disenfranchised.