Our attorneys are committed to helping the underprivileged communities that diversify and enrich our local economy and society. We regularly provide free legal representation to individuals who are most in need. Additionally, our attorneys are actively involved in numerous local community organizations, non-profit organizations and bar associations that work to help the underprivileged. Some of these organizations include Child Nurture and Relief, Amnesty International, YMCA/YWCA, American Immigration Lawyers Association as well as the New York County and New York City bar associations.
Our Pro Bono Work
Our founding partners first began working together in their law school's Human Rights Law Clinic, where they provided pro bono legal representation to individuals seeking asylum in the United States. Our partners have maintained their deep commitment to public interest work ever since.
Our pro bono work includes everything from counseling non profits on general legal matters to assisting individuals in applying for asylum and relief under the Convention Against Torture. Our attorneys also host seminars/workshops designed to educate local communities about immigration and criminal issues pertinent to them.
Examples of our pro bono work and community involvement include:
Successfully obtaining asylum for a political prisoner from Sierra Leone
Successfully obtaining asylum for a student from Cameroon
Representing immigrants in the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in connection with federal appeals based upon due process violations
Litigating a criminal appeal in New York State
Assisting in the litigation in federal court of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) claim aimed at uncovering 'secret evidence' used to detain a foreign national
Organizing and hosting an event to raise funds for earthquake survivors in Kashmir
We strongly believe that those with means must give back to society. By working to educate and partner with local communities and provide pro bono representation to the underprivileged, we believe that we are able to build a vibrant, cohesive community and address through the legal system certain issues that may otherwise not surface and that may have a lasting impact on the improvement of our judicial and administrative systems.