Goodwin Procter attorneys received a 2011 Leadership Award from Lutheran Social Services (LSS) in recognition of outstanding leadership and dedication to the representation of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, children under the age of 18 who have resettled alone in the
The Goodwin team, led by partners Doug Doskocil, Rob Carroll, Elaine Herrmann Blais, Kevin Martin and Doug Kline, has been actively involved with LSS since 2009, assisting immigrant minors with obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) or asylum in the United States because of abuse, neglect or abandonment in their home countries. Successful SIJS applicants are allowed to remain in the
The LSS children’s program is the only one in the
The Goodwin Procter team provides legal services to minors in LSS-administered homes and has also expanded their docket to include work for minor children referred by Greater Boston Legal Services and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).