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12 Wilson Elser Attorneys Volunteer to Take Safe Passage Pro Bono Cases

July 9, 2021

Twelve Wilson Elser attorneys responded to a call to volunteer after a May 2021 training with Safe Passage, a group that seeks to train, monitor and mentor volunteers willing to help represent children in New York who are in immigration removal proceedings. Children detained at the border are sent to a handful of locations, and New York receives the majority of the unaccompanied minors who flee to the United States to escape dangerous conditions. Without an attorney, less than 15 percent successfully argue their case to remain in the country, but with an attorney, at least 85 percent are permitted to stay. Currently, the firm is handling several open Safe Passage cases.

Wilson Elser Safe Passage Pro Bono Volunteers

  • Mathew Ross (Partner-White Plains, NY | New York, NY)
  • Elizabeth Oren (Associate-New York, NY)
  • Roberto Caruso (Associate-New York, NY)
  • Hannah Joly (Associate-New York, NY)
  • Jade Cameron (Of Counsel-White Plains, NY)
  • James Burke (Partner-White Plains, NY)
  • Madeeha Syed (Associate-New York, NY)
  • Gillian Fisher (Of Counsel-Florham Park, NJ)
  • Erika White (Quality Assurance & Client Audit Services Specialist-Hartford, CT)
  • Terri Smith (Director of Quality Assurance and Client Audit Services- (Albany NY)
  • Olivia Orlando (Associate-Albany, NY)
  • Adam Eisler (Associate-New York, NY)


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