Connecting with the community
We teamed up with a client and an Empowering Girls and Women Initiative partner to help 25 immigrants apply for asylum during a daylong workshop in Houston.
Our colleagues joined forces with Marathon Oil Corporation and Tahirih Justice Center to help ensure that mothers and children from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala who are fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking have access to the legal assistance they so critically need to apply for protection under our asylum and refugee laws.
We attended a training to prepare ourselves for the nine-hour workshop. During the event, we broke up into teams — two lawyers, a translator, and an administrator — to help clients complete and file their I-589 forms for asylum and withholding of removal.
The workshop marked our second foray into pro bono alongside Marathon Oil. We previously worked together to staff an intake clinic at the local VA hospital helping veterans with a variety of legal issues.