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Q: Why did you join Tahirih’s Pro Bono Network?
A: I was offered an opportunity to work on my client's case at my last firm, without knowing much about the asylum process. When my group left that firm, my co-counsel and I made sure that our client knew that we wanted to continue working on her case. Now, I feel so fortunate that I was given such an amazing and meaningful opportunity to help my client flee violence in her country and hopefully find a path to remain in the US for her and, in the future, her children.
Q: Share a highlight from a pro bono case with Tahirih.
A: Unfortunately my client's asylum claim, like many other asylum claims, has suffered significant delays throughout the process. But, my client's strength, resolve and perseverance is a great source of inspiration to me and drives me to be a better, more conscientious person and advocate.
Q: How has your pro bono service impacted you?
A: Working with Tahirih and my client has given me the ability to see the intersection of the law and individual lives--something my primary practice does not often afford me. It has given me perspective on the significance, impact and need for regulatory and statutory changes, because I can see the effects at the human level. It has also given me an up-close view of how women are treated in other places in the world and the indifference and neglect that many women face when they turn to their government for protection.

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meet more pro bono partners


  • Rachel Faye Rosenfeld
    Associate
    Chadbourne & Parke LLP
    Getting to know my client, empowering her, and giving her hope through filing her application has been immensely rewarding.
  • Christine E. White
    Associate
    Venable LLP
    To know that we helped our client achieve an outcome that she might not have been able to get without the assistance of counsel is incredibly rewarding.
  • Robert H. Etnyre
    Attorney
    Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP
    It is a privilege to help women fleeing violence at the asylum workshops organized and run by Tahirih and its collaborators.