Boston, MA (Vocus) April 9, 2010
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP will be honored by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR) with the 2010 Pro Bono Law Firm Award for its sponsorship of a legal fellowship at PAIR for the past two years. The Pro Bono Law Firm Award will be presented to Greenberg Traurig at PAIR's annual gala on June 9th at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston.
PAIR is a nationally recognized pro bono model that works to secure safety and freedom for asylum-seekers who have fled from persecution worldwide. It also promotes the rights of immigrants unjustly detained.
Andrea Saenz, an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by the Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation, has worked at PAIR since 2008. Saenz represents women and parents in immigration detention and provides assistance and regional advocacy on related family law and family unification issues.
"My work at PAIR is an eye-opening experience that has allowed me a firsthand look at immigration issues and the individuals and families behind them,” said Saenz. "I am grateful to the Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation for the opportunity to be involved with this important organization.”
Greenberg Traurig is the largest provider of fellowships to Equal Justice Works, which offers matching funds for the fellowships, as well as assistance in the selection and training of the fellows. Since 1998, Greenberg Traurig has sponsored, in whole or in part, almost 100 fellows. The fellowships offer salary and loan repayment assistance and training and leadership development programs.
"We established the Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation to provide public interest non-profit organizations with the services of attorneys, like Andrea, who are dedicated to representing vulnerable populations,” said Holly Skolnick , president and founder of the Greenberg Traurig Fellowship Foundation. "We are proud of Andrea's accomplishments.”
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1775 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any other among the Top 20 on The National Law Journal's 2009 NLJ 250. The firm was Chambers and Partners' USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007.
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