AILA Pro Bono Heroes Recognition Program (Updated 7/25/14)

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13050340 (posted Jul. 25, 2014)"

AILA Pro Bono Hero Honorees

AILA members have long been known for their community-mindedness and dedication to the provision of expert immigration legal assistance to underserved members of the immigrant population of this country. We all agree that Pro Bono is a part of Professionalism.

And so, AILA is excited to continue this program which was initiated in 2013. It is built to shine a well-deserved light on those among us who are consistently achieving and exceeding their pro bono goals, and who are tirelessly working to promote pro bono service and to further AILA's mission " promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law & policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members."

Through its quarterly "Pro Bono Heroes" awards, AILA will recognize individuals and organizations from across the country that embody the ethical responsibility to provide pro bono service, through promoting and contributing to pro bono work, taking on complex pro bono cases or handling a significant number of pro bono cases or pro bono hours. Different categories of service will be honored in different quarters. Each quarter AILA will solicit nominations for Pro Bono Heroes from AILA Chapters covering four regions:

  • Northeast (CT, New England, NJ, NY, Ohio, and PA);
  • Southeast (Carolinas, Florida, Georgia-Alabama, Mid-South, Puerto Rico, DC);
  • Central (Canada, Chicago, Indiana, Iowa/Nebraska, Mexico City, Michigan, Minnesota/Dakotas, Missouri/Kansas, Texas, Wisconsin); Bangkok District & Rome District Chapters; and
  • West (Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern California, San Diego, Santa Clara, Southern California, Oregon, Utah, Washington).


Pro Bono Hero – Third Quarter 2014

For this quarter's Pro Bono Hero, we would like to recognize individuals inside or outside of the AILA family that YOU think qualify for the title "Pro Bono Hero," and therefore deserve to be highlighted. This individual Hero candidate should be a committed, passionate member of the legal community who is engaged in providing access to justice to lesser-served members of the immigrant population. This individual should be considered a role model by virtue of their proven generosity with their time and resources, as well as being a humanitarian-minded attorney who is actively promoting the elevated professional values which pro bono work entails.

Do you know of a colleague who fits this description? Someone who exceeds it? Please nominate them as an AILA Pro Bono Hero today!

Help us to recognize those who embody the spirit of Pro Bono! Remember: for this summer season of AILA’s Pro Bono Heroes the nominee does not need to be an AILA member.

**Complete this convenient online Nomination form now!**

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