Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia Acknowledges Greenberg Traurig Attorneys For Pro Bono Work

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Three attorneys in the Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. offices of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were acknowledged by the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia for providing pro bono work to the Child Justice Project Office (“CJPO”).

Three attorneys in the Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. offices of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP were acknowledged by the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia for providing pro bono work to the Child Justice Project Office (“CJPO”).

The Greenberg Traurig team successfully petitioned a Court in Las Vegas, Nevada to confirm a paternity order issued in Ethiopia and obtained a child support order for their client (Case No.: R-16-191221-R.). Greenberg Traurig’s client resides in Ethiopia and for over 14 years has been raising her daughter, allegedly without any support from the child’s father who moved to and worked in the United States. It is expected that the groundwork of the Greenberg Traurig team will pave the way for other Ethiopian paternity orders to be enforced in the United States.

The participating attorneys of Greenberg Traurig included: Kim Morris Agee and Kara B. Hendricks. Attorney Tonya Henderson also participated in this case. Additionally, Thomas R. Snider was instrumental in bringing the case to Greenberg Traurig and acted as a liaison with the Child Justice Project Office in Ethiopia.

“We are thrilled with the positive outcome of this case and look forward to continued work for the Child Justice Project Office” stated Hendricks, litigation shareholder in the Las Vegas office.

The team received a letter of appreciation from the Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia, which stated, “thanks to the selfless and quality legal service your firm provided, we are now more convinced than before that the result of this case will indeed have a telling impact in dissuading others from trying to avoid their paternity obligations.”

About Child Justice Project Office

The Child Justice Project Office (“CJPO”) engages in various activities with the objectives of enhancing the administration of justice for children in Ethiopia. Its work includes studying policies and laws affecting children; proposing changes and revisions to laws and policies to improve the lives of children; providing training to develop the knowledge and professional capacity of workers in the child justice administration system; and raising public awareness on the rights of children. CJPO provides free legal aid to people who cannot afford to hire legal counsel where interests of children dictate, especially in paternity establishment and child support cases.

About Greenberg Traurig Las Vegas

In Nevada, Greenberg Traurig counsels clients in appellate, construction, corporate and securities, entertainment, gaming, government law & policy, intellectual property, litigation, and real estate matters.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2,000 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, second largest in the U.S. on the 2016 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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