As a result of his condition, Marc also has many more needs than the average seven year old, including experimental treatment offered only in the United States, an individualized education program, and special care and attention from his mother, Eva. Stefanie Abhar, Martha Koster, and Bee Mandell are representing Eva in her application to cancel immigration removal proceedings, initiated in 2009, on the grounds that Marc, a US citizen, would suffer extreme and unusual hardship if Eva, his primary caretaker, was deported, forcing Marc to either remain in the United States without his mother or move to Guatemala, where both medical treatment and education are inadequate to meet the child’s special needs. Eva’s application for cancellation of removal is not yet final. Center for Justice and Accountability The Center for Justice and Accountability is an international human rights organization dedicated to deterring torture and other severe human rights abuses and advancing the rights of survivors to seek truth, justice, and redress. On May 30, 2011, a Spanish judge issued a 77-page indictment and arrest warrants for 20 Salvadoran ex-officers who have been charged with crimes against humanity and state terrorism for their role in the murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her 16-year-old daughter in 1989 in El Salvador. One of those officials resided in the United States and has since been arrested and charged with immigration fraud. Mintz Levin attorneys Michael Gardener, Sue Finegan, Helen Guyton, Ella Shenhav, Julie Babayan, Claudia Torres, McKenzie Webster, and Roy Albert counseled the center on a variety of legal issues, including the extradition process. Project Analysts Colton Heward-Mills and Daniel Phillips also provided valuable assistance with obtaining records on the Jesuit massacre and conducting research. Center for Legal Aid Education TheCenterforLegalAidEducationprovidestrainingprograms to lawyers to help them address the challenges facing those in need of legal assistance. Peter Demuth first became involved with the organization in its start-up phase in 2005, assisting the founder with formation and governance issues. Mintz Levin has provided pro bono assistance for the past several years on a variety of legal issues. In 2011, the Center for Legal Aid Education merged with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, which provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies that secure justice to improve the lives of people living in poverty. Mintz Levin attorneys Anthony Hubbard, Tavis Morello, and Quincy Ewell were instrumental in the merger, which enables the Shriver Center to build on its nationally recognized advocacy and communication programs, and expand its national reach. Citizens’Housing and Planning Association The Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, a leading housing advocacy group in Massachusetts, was instrumental in the political campaign to save the state’s affordable housing law from repeal by voters in 2010. A year later, the same repeal proponents came back with a second proposed petition; rather than repealing the housing law, this proposal would gut it. The group asked Mintz Levin to represent it and several nonprofit housing developers and advocates to prevent this petition from reaching the ballot. The state constitution requires that if the voters reject an initiative petition, six years must pass before that petition, or one “substantially the same,” can again be placed on the ballot. Mintz Levin gathered evidence that although the new petition would not repeal the housing law, it would have a devastating impact on the production of affordable housing in Massachusetts, and thus was tantamount to a repeal. With a series of letter-briefs, Paul Wilson, Ben Tymann, and Jonathan Cosco convinced the Massachusetts Attorney General to decline to certify the new petition for placement on the ballot. Although Mintz Levin was prepared to defend the Attorney General’s decision if their adversaries had appealed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the repeal proponents did not take that appeal, and may not be heard from again until 2016.