Pro Bono in Big Law: An Asylum Story

Add to Calendar 2019-01-29 12:15:00 2019-01-29 13:20:00 Pro Bono in Big Law: An Asylum Story Event details: - University of Chicago Law School America/Chicago public
Room E
1111 East 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637
Open to the public
Presenting student organizations: Immigration Law Society Public Interest Law Society

Please join us for a talk by Kirkland & Ellis Of Counsel Terri Abruzzo and Associate Kaycie Rupp as they share their experiences working on a pro bono asylum case.

Ms. Abruzzo and Ms. Rupp collaborated with UChicago Law students to represent Afghan refugees Haidar and his nine-year-old son. Haidar served as an interpreter for U.S. and NATO forces fighting the Taliban. He fled Afghanistan once emergent ISIS forces became a threat to his family. After losing three members of their family at sea, Haidar and his son were detained by the Turkish police. With the help of many organizations and three UChicago Law students, Ms. Abruzzo and Ms. Rupp were able to secure a Special Immigration Visa for Haidar and his son in September 2018. Haidar and his son recently resettled into a community in New York where they are safe and welcomed.