Holland & Knight LLP Hosts Reception To Launch Pro Bono Opportunity

Friday, April 1, 2005 - 01:00

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, held a private reception in March, hosted by Holland & Knight LLP, to announce a new pro bono opportunity with the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children.

The reception in New York City featured a live video feed from Washington, DC with remarks by Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador; the Hon. Sam Brownback, U.S. Senate; the Hon. Michael Creppy, Chief Immigration Judge; Howell W. Melton Jr., managing partner of Holland & Knight LLP, and Martha W. Barnett, a partner with Holland & Knight and former ABA President. The program was broadcast live to receptions in 20 cities.

Founded in 2005 by UNHCR through a generous donation from Angelina Jolie, the National Centerfor Refugee and Immigrant Childrenis seeking lawyers to help children meaningfully access asylum and other forms of humanitarian protection by donating their time.Firms interested in receiving training and mentoring to represent children through the Center, should contact Gregory Chen at (202) 797-2105