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Q: Why did you join Tahirih's Pro Bono Network?
A: I wanted to help immigrant women and girls gain legal status in the United States and take on new types of cases where I could learn from the experienced Tahirih staff.
Q: Can you share a highlight from a memorable case?
A: A highlight was calling my client to tell her that her and her daughters' residency applications had been approved. After surviving domestic violence and going through a difficult immigration legal process for almost two years, she was so happy to finally hear good news! I could tell that it would be a turning point in her family's life, and that their future would be better.
Q: How has your pro bono service impacted you?
A: I learned how to effectively present Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) cases. I will remember this experience and hope to help more women through the process in the future.

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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.