Goodwin Procter's Efforts On Behalf Of Asylum Seekers Recognized

Friday, August 1, 2008 - 01:00

Goodwin Procter LLP has announced that the firm will be honored in Boston with the 2008 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year Award, given annually by the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project (PAIR). PAIR is a nonprofit organization committed to providing legal services to secure the safety and freedom of asylum-seekers and to promote the rights of immigration detainees.

During the fiscal year 2007, 30 Goodwin Procter attorneys dedicated over 750 hours of pro bono legal assistance working on behalf of 14 clients referred by PAIR.

Goodwin Procter has entered into a partnership with the Posse Foundation, a national nonprofit that recruits, trains and sends high-achieving urban high school students to elite universities in supportive, multicultural teams, or "Posses." The firm hosted Posse's annual board retreat and reception for scholars, alumni, career partners and friends.