NEW YORK – July 20, 2020 – Good in Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s podcast focused on pro bono, released its newest episode titled “‘You Can’t Put a Price on It’: An Unaccompanied Minor’s Path to Citizenship.” Good in Practice is hosted by Shareholder Caroline J. Heller, chair of the global law firm’s Global Pro Bono Program and commercial litigator in the New York office.
In this episode, Heller talks to Greenberg Traurig Shareholder and Houston Co-Pro Bono Coordinator Jennifer Tomsen and her client, Oscar, an unaccompanied minor from Honduras for whom Jennifer obtained a green card. Oscar discusses his life in Honduras, why he fled to the United States to be with his mother when he was 17 years old, and how he acclimated to his new life. Tomsen discusses the lengthy step-by-step process and barriers along the way to attaining legal residency for young refugees, and the joy of successfully helping a child find safety and happiness in the United States.
Good in Practice is formatted to tell the powerful stories of the good pro bono work can achieve, highlighting the work of Greenberg Traurig attorneys, staff, and clients. The goal is to encourage all practitioners to assist underserved and vulnerable communities by providing much-needed legal counsel on a volunteer basis.
Listen to previous episodes:
- This is Always Who I’ve Been: The Importance of Pro Bono Name Changes in the Trans Community, Part 2
- More Than Just a Name: The Importance of Pro Bono Name Changes in the Trans Community, Part 1
- How Greenberg Traurig Helped Make-A-Wish Find a Home
- The Right Place at the Right Time: Reuniting South Sudan Refugees
- Committed to Community: Non-Profit Transactional Work
About Greenberg Traurig’s Pro Bono Program: Greenberg Traurig lawyers across the firm’s offices provide pro bono legal services to the indigent and working poor, as well as to numerous civic and charitable organizations dedicated to assisting them. The firm focuses its resources on specialized and interrelated issues including civil rights and affirmative action, anti-human trafficking, family law matters, children’s rights, criminal appeals, immigration and political asylum, housing, and homelessness.
About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: www.gtlaw.com