Pro Bono Highlights


“Patricia” is a young woman who fled El Salvador fearing for her life because of physical, sexual, verbal and emotional abuse and threats by her former domestic partner who also abused her son, a toddler at the time. Based on the persecution she suffered, Goodwin attorneys helped her obtain asylum, and now she has an opportunity to be reunited with her son.

"I felt like I was in a dream. I never thought anyone would help me run away from my home country because no one in my home country ever helped me. I had no idea they would help me as much as they have either, it has been blessing for me and I am so excited.”

"Patricia,” Asylee

“The most challenging and rewarding aspect of representing our client was to develop a relationship of trust so she could tell us her story with enough detail for us to present her case in a compelling fashion. This was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had as a lawyer because we were able to help a young woman who has suffered a tremendous hardship and who truly deserves the benefits of asylum.” 

Goodwin Associate, Technology + Life Sciences