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Q: Why did you join Tahirih’s Pro Bono Network?
A: Working with Tahirih was my first exposure to immigration work. As an immigrant myself, I wanted to have the opportunity to assist other women seeking lawful entry into the United States. Tahirih’s mission to assist women persecuted abroad is a particularly powerful message that I hold close to my heart.
Q: Share a highlight from a pro bono case with Tahirih.
A: I have been lucky enough to represent a woman who has dedicated her life to ensuring that other women are given access to education. Because of her commitment to this cause, she has been persecuted in her home country. Despite these threats, she has refused to back down, even upon arrival in the United States. Working with such a passionate woman has been an inspiration and a wonderful reminder of the strength of conviction that so many women in this world have.
Q: How has your pro bono service impacted you?
A: While I have worked on a number of different pro bono projects throughout my career, working with my client at Tahirih has been the most rewarding by far. Being able to assist such a deserving young woman who has done nothing but remain true to her beliefs is fulfilling in a way that many projects are not. Seeing the direct impact that my work has had on her life has been rewarding, and watching her thrive in the United States has made each aspect of the project worthwhile.

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meet more pro bono partners


  • Melanie Rosin
    Associate Attorney
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    My pro bono service has reminded me that there are a lot of people out there who desperately need the help of attorneys like myself.
  • Bryan Nese
    Associate
    Mayer Brown LLP
    Working on pro bono cases has shown me how important it is for lawyers to donate their time – even just a little bit – to helping other.
  • Angel Torres
    Associate Attorney
    Kirkland & Ellis LLP
    Listening to the testimonies of my Tahirih client and her tales of domestic violence has really given me meaning as an attorney.