Tahirih Justice Center Names Arnold & Porter 'Washington, D.C. Area Firm of the Year'
Arnold & Porter was recently named Washington, D.C. Area Firm of the Year by the Tahirih Justice Center, a nonprofit that helps protect immigrants from gender-based violence through legal services, advocacy, and education. The award recognizes the firm’s exceptional commitment to pro bono service in 2013, and was presented at Tahirih’s 17th Annual Gala on April 9 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.
Arnold & Porter worked to create and implement a joint “U Visa Adjustment Project” to help former Tahirih clients and their children meet time-sensitive application deadlines. The firm’s support last year, which involves taking all of Tahirih’s U Visa Adjustment cases, had been considered critical by the organization in handling the high volume of its client applications. In 2013, Arnold & Porter attorneys and staff spent more than 2,000 hours on Tahirih immigration cases, including asylum, U Visa, U Visa Adjustment, and other matters. This year, Arnold & Porter also became Tahirih’s Bighearted Attorneys Campaign winner by raising the most funds in the Washington, D.C. Area.