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Paul, Weiss, AIG Collaborate on Virtual Pro Bono Clinic with HIAS and UJA
- Client News
- May 13, 2020
Paul, Weiss, in collaboration with HIAS and UJA, hosted a virtual pro bono clinic to train Paul, Weiss and AIG lawyers to assist refugees in gaining legal residency status.
The clinic is part of Paul, Weiss and AIG’s ongoing effort to help eight refugee clients “adjust their status” to obtain a green card. Moses Silverman and Eric Goodison kicked off the training, and introduced the UJA team, who spoke about the work they do with HIAS, as well as their COVID-19 relief efforts on behalf of their clients and their partner organizations. An attorney from HIAS then led the training. The United Jewish Appeal (UJA) provides funding a network of nearly 100 agencies and dozens of grantees in New York, Israel and 70 other countries. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), their partner, is a Jewish American nonprofit that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees.
In the coming weeks, our attorneys will work alongside members of AIG’s legal department to interview clients over the phone 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 Cameron Friedman, Chantalle Hanna, Daniel Negless, Leah Park, Jaynah Ross-Mendoza, Briana Sheridan, Daniel Sinnreich and Miguel Zamora; and corporate associates Sarah Chen, Yuan Percy Gao, Sophia Gui and Eliana Wasser. The team is supervised by litigation of counsel Moses Silverman and corporate partner Eric Goodison. The clinic was coordinated by pro bono attorney Emily Donohoe and pro bono coordinator Jessie Pace.