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Making a difference for a 14-year-old boy in NYC

  on March 8, 2017

For the past year-and-a-half, a team of pro bono attorneys at JPMorgan Chase have been working with Ronald*, a 14-year-old boy from Honduras. Vice President and Assistant General Counsel Bonnie Tucker, and Vice President and

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Going Above and Beyond

  on March 8, 2017

Sara Clingan’s first pro bono case with KIND began in 2012 with a little boy from El Salvador. Now almost five years later Sarah has taken almost 10 cases. Sara is a Government Investigations Associate

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The Gift of Representation

  on October 20, 2016

“We knew Layla had been surrounded by terrible violence, and we spent the first two meetings just listening to her story. It was really tough. She was a bubbly nine year old who just wanted to be with her family. She told us wanted to become a joyful teacher when she grows up, but it’s really hard for her to talk about what she saw in El Salvador and the danger her family faced.” – Alexandra Lu, Associate, Goodwin

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2016 Founders Award goes to Lowenstein Sandler

  on May 16, 2016

With KIND’s extraordinary growth in the last few years, it is easy to forget that not that long ago, KIND was a small organization with limited staff and supporters working hard to establish itself and

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Arnold & Porter receive the 2016 Vision Award

  on May 10, 2016

This year KIND presented its Vision Award to Arnold & Porter LLP for their unwavering dedication to children in need of legal representation. In addition to its representation work in the U.S., KIND has been

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Two amazing firms receive KIND’s Allegiance Award

  on May 6, 2016

Each year, KIND bestows Allegiance Awards to partners that have gone above and beyond in their representation of unaccompanied children.  This year, KIND’s 2016 Allegiance Awards were awarded to Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Hughes

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The Walt Disney Company Receives KIND’s 2016 Innovation Award

  on May 5, 2016

KIND was so pleased to honor The Walt Disney Company with the Innovation Award at this year’s 2016 gala in New York City.   Disney began partnering with KIND almost two years ago in 2014, when

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Israel Q&A With Jeffrey Toobin

  on April 27, 2016

Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for the New Yorker and senior legal analyst at CNN, interviewed Israel Mateo, a young man who fled Guatemala at the age of 15. Israel experienced what no child should have

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Fareth Shares his Story

  on April 27, 2016

Fareth, who is now 12 years old, fled brutal gang violence in Honduras with his sister when he was only nine years old.  Lowenstein Sandler LLP represented Fareth in his immigration court proceedings and he now

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Helping two young girls in need of legal help and so much more

  on January 27, 2016

“Helping the clients in these cases, the children themselves, is really what I am passionate about. These kids are caught in the crossfire of this very dangerous and daunting situation in their home countries and the political strife around immigration in this country. But these are just two young girls who are trying to have a safe childhood with a loving family member, just like any other kids would.” Kira Hettinger, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

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