May 13, 2014: I am happy to share the exciting news that I have been selected to receive this year’s Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award! This award is presented annually by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to one attorney, law firm, or non-profit entity nationally in recognition of their outstanding efforts in providing pro bono representation to deserving aliens in the immigration field.
I was nominated for this award based on my work with the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) in helping to start an Immigration Clinic in Onondaga County. Thank you to the VLP Program, the Upstate AILA Chapter, and our local immigration attorneys in central NY for helping to make this clinic a success. The Immigration Clinic provides free consultations with an immigration lawyer to those who have immigration questions.
It has been a pleasure to work with the VLP to start the Immigration Clinic. I hope that it will serve as a much-needed immigration legal resource to those in our community who are struggling with immigration issues. The next clinic will take place on May 31, 2014 from 10AM – 1PM in the Catholic Charities C.Y.O. Building ( at 529 N. Salina Street, Syracuse NY 13208). If you would like to make an appointment to attend the clinic or if you have further questions about this program, please call the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project at 315-579-2576.