Aaron Halegua publishes book chapter on NYC's Chinese immigrant workers.

A book chapter by USALI research fellow Aaron Halegua, “Legal Representation for New York City's Chinese Immigrant Workers,” was included in the recently published edited volume Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America. The chapter draws largely on Halegua’s experience as a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society representing Chinese immigrants in the nail salon, restaurant, construction, and other industries. After introducing New York City’s population of Chinese immigrant workers, the chapter explores the obstacles that keep them from retaining legal counsel and how various organizations work to overcome those challenges. Particular attention is paid to the role of “intermediate institutions” such as worker centers and social service organizations in securing legal help for this population. Beyond Elite Law was edited by Joy Radice and NYU School of Law Professor Samuel Estreicher and published by Cambridge University Press. More information about Halegua’s work is available on his website: www.aaronhalegua.com.