Hogan Lovells lawyers recognized by KIND as Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year for work with refugee and immigrant children

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) honored four Hogan Lovells lawyers among their list of outstanding pro bono attorneys in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia who are providing vital legal services to refugee and immigrant children who come alone to the United States in search of safety.

The Hogan Lovells team – associates Harrison Kilgore and Akash Patel (Washington, D.C.), along with partners Kevin Greenslade and Jon Talotta (Northern Virginia) – had just filed their custody petition for their 17-year-old client when the relevant family court announced that the court would only be hearing cases filed earlier in the spring, which meant that their client would turn 18 before he would be able to appear in court. Thanks to their extraordinary advocacy efforts, the team was able to successfully obtain a predicate order after a virtual custody hearing before the client's 18th birthday, allowing him to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Read more about KIND and their efforts here.

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