KIND features Jean Kampas as Pro Bono Attorney of the MonthPrint PDF
Jeannie Kampas, an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, was featured as the December Pro Bono Attorneys of the Month on the Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) website. After training was conducted by KIND at Nutter’s Boston office, Jeannie decided to team up to represent an unaccompanied child. Although Jeannie has been active in handling pro bono cases, this was her first immigration-related case. She made the choice to volunteer with KIND because she saw the need was great and felt she could make a positive difference in a child’s life.
“These are children, first and foremost, who travel from their country to come to the United States,” said Jeannie.
The case was especially urgent given that their client, Oscar, would soon turn 18 and his immigration status had yet to be resolved. Without the help of KIND and the pro bono work of Jeannie, Oscar would likely have been unable to present his case successfully and been deported. Instead, he is attending high school, looking forward to college, and has the tools to create a bright future for himself. He has secured Special Immigrant Status (SIJS) with Jeannie’s help, and she hopes to assist him with applying for lawful permanent residency soon.
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