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January 2017


INTRODUCTION: The 2016 presidential election was met immediately around the country with calls to action for lawyers to provide legal representation and re- sources to vulnerable populations that would inevitably be affected by the incoming presidential administration. Lawyers showed up en masse, for example, at airports to offer services to travelers and families impacted by the executive order banning individuals from several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the country.' Those lawyers were not alone. Calls also went out around the clinical community to use clinicians' positions and resources in ways that further our work on behalf of communities which suddenly found themselves potential targets of a new ad- ministration. Many transactional clinicians saw the outcry as an "all hands on deck" alarm and asked themselves how they could help.