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Q: Why did you join Tahirih’s Pro Bono Network?
A: I first got involved with Tahirih because I wanted to give back to the community in a way that would truly impact someone’s life, and Tahirih’s mission is such an important and rewarding one. I could not think of a better way to use my legal skills than to actually help save someone’s life.
Q: Can you share a highlight from a memorable case?
A: The most rewarding moment in my legal career so far was seeing our client reunite with her teenage daughter whom she had not seen in seven years. It was amazing to see the bond between a mother and daughter that had lasted such a long separation, and I was so glad that I could be at the airport to witness it.
Q: How has your pro bono service impacted you?
A: Providing pro bono service helps to remind me that there are so many people in the world that need someone to stand up for them and fight for their rights, which inspires me to do my part to help where I can. It also reminds me how fortunate I am and helps me to remember that I should not take for granted the little things, like the ability to go home from a long day at work – where I am paid for my time – and give my daughter a hug, because there are many people, like my client, who do not have that luxury.

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meet more pro bono partners

  • Meghan Leibold Lidster
    Staff Attorney
    Richards Kibbee & Orbe
    It has been humbling to work with a client who, despite extreme hardship in her past, has been able to increasingly open up to me.
  • Lindsay Wright Brett
    Associate Attorney
    Baker & McKenzie LLP
    The women and children I've worked with over the years inspire me to take on new cases.
  • Alicia Balthazar, Deborah Wei, Maria A. Arboleda, & Marta Thompson
    Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Realizing the impact of the case’s outcome not just for our client but for her son, shows how these cases can be completely life changing for a family’s future.