Above and Beyond
Jacqueline Brown Scott, a San Francisco based attorney, exemplifies the call to do pro bono work. In the midst of her private practice and juggling her personal life, Ms. Brown Scott has gone beyond the call of duty to secure a victory for her client. Originally, a BIA Pro Bono Project case, she filed a petition for review to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals which set a new legal precedent in Prestol Espinal v. Attorney General, No. 10-1473 (2011). The Court invalidated the "post-departure bar" on motions to reopen and motions to reconsider, finding that the regulation prohibiting such motions conflicts with the clear language of the statute. The BIA Pro Bono project is grateful to Ms. Brown Scott for her dedication the project, to her client, and to justice.