Tahirih relies heavily on our Pro Bono Network of attorneys who generously share their time and expertise to help survivors find justice and safety.
Nearly all of Tahirih’s clients live below the poverty line and cannot afford to hire a lawyer to support their claims for asylum or visa applications, so it’s essential that we can connect them with free legal counsel and representation. In 2021, our free legal services saved each immigrant survivor whose case closed an average of $48,000 in legal fees.
Here’s a look at the incredible commitment that pro bono attorneys and firms have made to support survivors over the past couple of years:
- Tahirih’s nationwide network includes 2,887 individual pro bono attorneys from 496 firms and corporations.
- 996 pro bono attorneys are actively engaged in cases in 2022. Our pro bonos helped counsel 668 cases in 2021.
- Our pro bono network donated over 18,700 hours of legal support to Tahirih clients in 2021.
And the work of our pro bono attorneys has an enormous impact. For one survivor, Clara, her attorneys’ steadfast dedication to her case ensured she could stay in the United States, work legally, and provide for her children. As she said, “I’m home, I’m safe, I’m free.”
We are so grateful for the pro bonos who help make it possible for Clara and other survivors to get the justice and stability they deserve.
We want to give a special shoutout to some of the firms who have strongly supported our work over time: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Hogan & Lovells LLP, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, Mayer Brown LLP, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and many more firms that have supported immigrant survivors.