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Paul, Weiss, Morgan Stanley Collaborate on Virtual Pro Bono Clinic with HIAS and UJA
- February 12, 2021
Paul, Weiss, in collaboration with Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and United Jewish Appeal (UJA), hosted a virtual pro bono clinic to train Paul, Weiss and Morgan Stanley attorneys to assist refugees in gaining legal residency status. The clinic is part of Paul, Weiss and Morgan Stanley’s ongoing effort to help nine refugee clients obtain a green card.
Litigation partner Jane O’Brien kicked off the training, and introduced the UJA lawyers, who spoke about the work they do with HIAS, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees, as well as UJA’s COVID-19 relief efforts. An attorney from HIAS then led the training. UJA provides funding a network of nearly 100 agencies and dozens of grantees in New York, Israel and 70 other countries.
In the coming weeks, our attorneys will work alongside members of Morgan Stanley’s Legal and Compliance Division to interview clients virtually and prepare documents to assist in their lawful permanent resident applications. The collaboration of these four organizations will amplify the services we can bring to our pro bono refugee clients.
The Paul, Weiss team includes litigation associates Ariella Barel, John Donnelly, Jonathan Day, Jin Kim, Renata O'Donnell, Charles Sucher and Molly Henneberry; and corporate associates Adam Hall, Amanda Fell and Eliana Wasser. The team is supervised by litigation partner Jane O’Brien. The clinic was coordinated by pro bono attorneys Emily Donohoe and Pradine Saint-Fort.