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Q: Why did you join Tahirih’s Pro Bono Network?
A: I wanted to do legal work for clients whose day-to-day life would be impacted by that work. I was attracted to Tahirih in particular because it provides services to a population of women and children that are especially vulnerable.
Q: Share a highlight from a pro bono case with Tahirih.
A: My favorite part of a recent U visa case we worked on through Tahirih was our client. Watching her become more and more empowered as the case progressed was very rewarding. It made me realize that while we were there to provide legal representation, sometimes just listening to our client and treating her with respect was just as valuable.
Q: How has your pro bono service impacted you?
A: I think pro bono work gives attorneys a better ability to empathize and a better understanding of people's everyday struggles. Pro bono work has also given me the opportunity to gain legal experience outside the scope of my regular practice, Intellectual Property law. Pro bono work with Tahirih has been interesting and challenging.

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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.
  • Hanna Chouest
    Sidley Austin LLP
    While I have worked on a number of different pro bono projects, working with my client at Tahirih has been the most rewarding by far.
  • Bryan Nese
    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.