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Q: Why did you join Tahirih’s Pro Bono Network?
A: I joined Tahirih’s Pro Bono Network because I was interested in supporting victims of gender-based violence. Resources for immigrant women and children are sorely lacking elsewhere, and the work Tahirih does is important.
Q: Share a highlight from a pro bono case with Tahirih.
A: I was part of a team at my firm that assisted a client with an application for a U visa. Meeting my client and her family and hearing her tell her story was very moving. She has survived hardships and violence that I can't even imagine, but she's managed to raise her children and forge a life for herself and for them. She also has a delightful sense of humor that came through even as we worked with a translator to communicate.
Q: How has your pro bono service impacted you?
A: Working on my pro bono case with Tahirih has given me a new understanding of the challenges facing women and children navigating the U.S. immigration system. I also have a new respect (and sympathy) for attorneys who have to work with USCIS forms on a regular basis! The sheer amount of paperwork required is staggering.

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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.