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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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Microsoft’s unwavering commitment to vulnerable children

  on November 10, 2015

Microsoft continues to be a corporate leader in the representation of unaccompanied children referred to KIND, and not just attorneys are volunteering their talents. Forty-six attorneys, 27 paralegals, 33 interpreters, and two law students have

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A Vital Asylum Win in Houston

  on October 8, 2015

  Latania Mena took her on her first pro bono case with KIND and recently received notice that she won her first asylum grant for a 13-year-old boy from El Salvador.  Latania was successful at

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Winning a Landmark Case in New Jersey

  on September 10, 2015

Over the past year Matt Boxer, Partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP in New Jersey, has been working on a special pro bono case. Matt and Lowenstein represented KIND, American Friends Services Committee, and the Young

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4 by the 4th Campaign Helps 47 Children Gain Representation

  on August 5, 2015

This summer, KIND launched our first ever 4 by the 4th campaign to encourage law firms and corporations to take on four new children’s cases by July 4th.  The campaign launched during a joint symposium with

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A Tireless Advocate

  on July 7, 2015

“It is truly inconceivable to expect a child to stand before a judge in a foreign country and to articulate in one minute or less why they face persecution or how they have been abused, abandoned, or neglected and how that trauma should garner them relief from deportation.” – Alexandra Hess, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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