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Brandon’s Journey

  on February 9, 2015

John Lemacks, Tafapolsky & Smith LLP

  on February 1, 2015

On March 2nd KIND hosted its first Google Hangout with Pro Bono Attorney of the Month, John Lemacks. John is a partner at Tafapolsky & Smith LLP in Los Angeles and has been with the

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Joe Lee, Munger Tolles & Olson

  on January 6, 2015

“What really brought me the most satisfaction professionally was to work with these pro bono clients because you meet them and you form that bond, and just want to help them. To have that impact on a young person’s life is immensely rewarding and satisfying.” – Joe Lee, Munger Tolles & Olson

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Angela’s Story

  on April 6, 2014

“When I was in the immigration center almost everyone was crying because they wanted their family to be with them” – Angela, El Salvador

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Meredith Stewart, Pappas and Lenzo

  on February 2, 2014

“Until I came across KIND, I really hadn’t found something where I could use my professional skills to help people- I was always doing things through my community and church, but with KIND I could use my experience as an attorney to help children.” –Meredith Stewart, Pappas and Lenzo LLP

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Maureen Schad, Chadbourne & Parke LLP

  on December 10, 2013

“So much of our work as lawyers is recognizing what a privilege it is to have young people share these stories with us and to trust us with these moments where they hurt the most.” – Maureen Schad, KIND Fellow

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Praveena Swanson, Proskauer Rose LLP

  on September 5, 2013

“I took on this case because not only did I want to help this family, but I wanted to go to court. I wanted to know what that felt like. I wanted learn how to prepare witnesses and prepare for a trial.” – Praveena Swanson, Proskauer Rose LLP

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Sandra: Feeling free for the first time

  on June 14, 2013

“Here, I am free to be who I am. I could not be myself in Poland. I am very happy to be in this country because I feel free for the first time.” -Sandra, Poland

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Mariya Deryugina, Crowell & Moring LLP

  on June 6, 2013

“KIND has been extremely helpful. Whenever we had questions about filing or eligibility requirements or procedural issues, our KIND coordinators were right there to help and work with us to find the correct answer.” – Mariya Deryugina, Crowell & Moring LLP

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Brandon: A single-minded focus

  on June 6, 2013

“Going to school and all the opportunities here – it has changed me. I found out that I like math and physics,” he said. “Everything is like a big open door.” – Brandon, Guatemala

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