meet a pro bono partner
Lisa A. Harig
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
- 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 LidsterStaff AttorneyRichards Kibbee & OrbeIt 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 BrettAssociate AttorneyBaker & McKenzie LLPThe 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 ThompsonHogan Lovells US LLPRealizing 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.