2016 CLINIC Pro Bono Award
CLINIC would not be able to maintain the BIA Pro Bono Project, the largest pro bono appeals project in the United States, without the support of its volunteer attorneys. Each year, CLINIC presents a participating attorney or law firm with the Pro Bono Award for their outstanding commitment to Project clients and their cases. This year, we were proud to award this honor to attorneys of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in New York, NY for their work on five appellate cases throughout 2015. In each case, Kramer Levin attorneys went above and beyond to provide the best representation to their pro bono clients.
Marsha Sukach was featured in Bender’s Immigration Bulletin after she won asylum for a Honduran journalist. Cristina Martinez won a remand which suggested that the Refugee Act may extend protection to victims of severe child abuse. Ben Arrow persuaded the Board to find an Immigration Judge’s adverse credibility determination to be clearly erroneous when the judge hostilely seized on semantics in a domestic violence survivor’s asylum case. In their pending case, Noah Hertz-Bunzl and Boaz Cohen visited their client in detention when he was on the brink of giving up.
Thank you to the attorneys of Kramer Levin for their outstanding pro bono efforts and continued support of CLINIC. The BIA Pro Bono Project would not be possible without the contributions of volunteers such as you!
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