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Q: Why did you join Tahirih's Pro Bono Network?
A: I am an ardent supporter of Tahirih's mission of assisting immigrant women facing unimaginable circumstances and abuse. Additionally, the legal work resonated with me: I had prior experience in women's rights advocacy and international human rights law, and Tahirih's activities represent a critical overlap of those two areas.
Q: Share a highlight from a pro bono case with Tahirih.
A: My first case with Tahirih involved a woman who had been lured to the United States under false pretenses only to become the victim of domestic violence, cruelly separated from her children, and fearful of calling the police to report the abuse for fear of deportation. My client's courage in coming forward enabled us to obtain a U visa for her and derivative visas for her children. The highlight was at long last meeting my client's daughter, who my client had not seen in eight years.
Q: How has your Pro Bono service impacted you?
A: My experience with Tahirih, especially working directly with clients, has made me a better advocate, in that I've learned important legal skills and substantive law. But more importantly, my experience with Tahirih has made me a better person: I have learned to listen more carefully, analyze more thoughtfully, and engage more compassionately.

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meet more pro bono partners


  • Sarah E. Hager
    Attorney
    Buckley Sandler LLP
    Through my work with Tahirih, I’ve met and developed relationships with brave women facing tremendous odds who stand strong.
  • Nkechi Okwodu
    Attorney
    Latham & Watkins LLP
    My pro bono service has been extremely rewarding, and it is particularly fulfilling to see my hard work actually make a significant difference in the lives of my clients.
  • Jacob Crumrine
    Associate
    Baker McKenzie
    My pro bono service has inspired me to more vocally advocate for disadvantaged immigrants who have demonstrated so much strength.