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Q: Why did you join Tahirih’s Pro Bono Network?
A: I wanted to find a way to help individuals in need, and one of our associates suggested the Tahirih Justice Center as providing a vehicle for making a meaningful contribution that also offers expert support and backstopping. Tahirih’s staff immigration counsel, Lindsay Harris, Kursten Phelps, and Amy Cheung, have indeed been generous with their time and counsel and thus have made it possible for me to assist my client in an area of the law with which I had no prior experience.
Q: Share a highlight from a pro bono case with Tahirih.
A: Being with my client at the USCIS office in Arlington, Virginia when she learned that her request for asylum was approved has been the highlight so far. We are, however, now in the midst of the process to bring her children over from Cameroon to join her, and I suspet that the moment if/when they arrive will be equally or more satisfying.

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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.