Pro Bono Spotlight

PRO BONO SPOTLIGHT: Jodi Berlin of Hooper, Lundy, & Bookman P.C.

Our volunteer attorneys are a treasured resource and the backbone of the Alliance for Children’s Rights. We depend on them to help impoverished, abused, and neglected children get the services and resources they so desperately need. Last year, law firms and solo practitioners donated more than 31,000 hours to help our clients. With their support, …

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WilmerHale Dramatically Shifts Family’s Future

a grandmother’s journey from hopelessness to homeowner Linda had an empty nest when she got a call from a social worker: Her adult daughter was suffering from postpartum psychosis and Linda’s three grandchildren had been put into foster care. Linda immediately agreed to care for them and was told she’d have support and resources to …

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Paul Hastings Opens Doors for Teens

At 16, Diana was a hardworking student who looked forward to getting a driver’s license and part-time job. Unlike her peers, Diana couldn’t do these things because she didn’t have a birth certificate. Life without a birth certificate is a major obstacle for anyone. For foster youth, it closes every door ahead of them. Paul Hastings …

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Pro Bono Attorney at McGuireWoods Steps in Before it’s too Late

Marlin entered foster care as an infant, after his parents were imprisoned for committing a violent crime. When we met Marlin, he was in second grade, but he was several grade levels behind. Marlin suffers from ADHD and a severe form of epilepsy. Despite Marlin’s learning impairments and academic struggles, his school hadn’t approved any specialized …

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Greenberg Glusker Takes on a Bank so Transitioning Youth Can Start Her Life

When she was four years-old, Victoria M. was struck by a bus while crossing the street. She sustained extensive injuries, and was awarded more than $100,000 from the bus company. Due to her age at the time, the money was put in a trust that she could only access after she turned 18. That was …

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Kirkland and Ellis: Attorney Uses Her Personal Experience to Help Others

Kirkland & Ellis Associate Allison Worthy Buchner, Esq. brings a unique perspective to her work as an Alliance pro bono attorney. Allison’s daughter, Samantha, was born prematurely, and her pediatrician became concerned when Samantha was delayed in her ability to sit independently and crawl. Allison and her husband tried to secure services from the Regional …

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