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Q: Why did you join Tahirih’s Pro Bono Network?
A: I wanted to be able to help women and girls who had experienced adversity and needed help navigating the U.S. immigration system. Volunteering with Tahirih gave me the opportunity to use my skills to help.
Q: Can you share a highlight from a memorable case?
A: My Tahirih client was recently approved for permanent residence in the United States based on the Violence Against Women Act. She wrote and told me “you are the definition of angel.” That was such a sweet thing to hear, but the real reward for me is knowing that she has a new baby—a child which her husband wanted her to abort, but she was strong enough to refuse to bend to his wishes—and can start a new life for herself and for him.
Q: How has your pro bono service impacted you?
A: Taking a pro bono case for Tahirih has reminded me how satisfying it is to be able to give something to someone in need. That sounds obvious, but in day-to-day law practice it can be easy to forget. The work we can do for Tahirih clients is a satisfying reminder.

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Please join us as a pro bono partner or volunteer today! Your time and talents can truly make a difference.

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.