A pre-Thanksgiving dinner will be held at noon Wednesday in Vive La Casa, 50 Wyoming Ave., for refugees in the residence as well as lawyers, paralegals, administrators and volunteers.

The event, which will be catered by Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, is sponsored by Vive and the Upstate NY Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Following the lunch, there will be a one-hour seminar on continuing legal education for attorneys, paralegals, students and caseworkers on how to represent refugees in immigration court.

The lunch and program cost $20. For one-hour seminar the cost is $39. RSVP to Wally Ruehle at and forward fees to Andrew Slepian, 5530 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville NY 14221.