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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


  • Amber Nestico
    As a stay-at-home mom, I was looking to get back into the practice of law in a meaningful way. Tahirih offered the chance to truly make a difference in the lives of women and children.
  • Melody Poole
    Immigration Attorney
    Poole Law Center
    I am so honored that I get to be a part of my clients' amazing stories.
  • Jean Choi
    Associate
    Arnold & Porter LLP
    I've really enjoyed working with Tahirih and feel privileged to be part of the Pro Bono Network.