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Congratulations to the 2017 winner of the CLINIC Pro Bono Award – the National Immigration Justice Center!

We are extremely grateful to recognize NIJC for its commitment to providing pro bono representation to immigrants in removal proceedings and for its support of CLINIC’s Board of Immigration Appeals Pro Bono Project. As the largest pro bono appeals project in the United States, CLINIC greatly depends on the support of partners such as NIJC to help meet the needs of this population. Since 2012, NIJC has been a constant partner in the BIA Pro Bono Project’s work and have taken more than 30 cases, including eight in 2016 alone.

In one case, dedicated attorney Chuck Roth successfully persuaded the BIA to dismiss an appeal brought by the Department of Homeland Security, guaranteeing a Mexican native’s release from detention and reunification with his U.S. citizen wife and children. In another case, attorney Hena Mansori presented the first oral argument to the BIA in the Project’s history.

NIJC and CLINIC are also appearing as co-amici curiae before the Board of Immigration Appeals to provide the Board with a framework to correctly interpret the scope of the “material support” bar to asylum.

We are grateful for partnerships with organizations like NIJC. Without dedicated, outstanding volunteers, the BIA Pro Bono Project would not be possible!


Past Receipitents

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Paul Hastings, LLP

University of Houston Law Center Immigration Clinic

Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP

King & Spalding, LLP

Thomas Tousley, Esq.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

Eric Singer, Esq.

Perkins Coie, LLP

Texas Southern University’s Clinical - Legal Studies Program

Georgetown University Law Center - Appellate Litigation Program