Kobre & Kim Recognized by The American Lawyer in Pro Bono Highlights
July 14, 2023
Publication: The American Lawyer
Kobre & Kim’s pro bono work was selected by The American Lawyer among 15 matters that represent the very best of the legal industry’s pro bono efforts in 2022 in “Justice Is Served: Highlights From Big Law’s Year of Impactful Pro Bono.” The article highlighted the firm’s success in gaining asylum for a client “K.”
K fled Honduras in 2016 to escape her abusive partner after suffering severe persecution as a child and young adult. Working with Kobre & Kim and Human Rights First, K testified credibly at her U.S. Immigration Court hearing and was granted asylum immediately. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security waived its right to appeal.
“Asylum for me means a new life, a new start, a life full of opportunities and great things far from violence and danger,” she said. “It brought me peace, protection, and safety. I feel relieved. As a mother, asylum allowed me to protect my children and make sure they will never be harmed. It is a blessing. I will always be thankful.”
Kobre & Kim’s team includes Kelly Spatola, Michael Sanfilippo, Steve Perlstein, Molly Daly, Addys Martinez and Ayesha Pasha.