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Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education Honors Marki Stewart as a Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney

Marki Stewart’s longtime commitment to helping unaccompanied immigrant children find safety and security in the United States earned her recognition as one of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education’s 2022 Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys. Nominated by the Florence Project for more than a decade of involvement with the organization’s Volunteer Lawyers Program, Marki provides pro bono representation, guidance, and support that has a lifelong impact on children under threat of deportation. Currently, Marki represents an 11-year-old orphan from Mexico who traveled to the United States with her older siblings in 2019. She won a Motion to Dismiss the immigration removal proceedings, then obtained a legal guardian for the girl, who is now eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and awaiting approval for Permanent Legal...

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The Florence Project Recognizes Vidula Patki as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

The Florence Project Recognizes Vidula Patki as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

Helping abused, neglected or abandoned migrant children from Central America receive protection and permanent residence in the United States earned Vidula Patki accolade from The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. The nonprofit organization honored her as its Children’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, recognizing her hard work and unwavering commitment to ensuring immigrants have access to counsel. Vidula has volunteered with the Florence Project since 2013. Dedicated to the organization’s mission, she has worked on asylum cases for adults in addition to helping children receive Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. She also works to reunify migrant children with any family members living in the country. “As the only organization in Arizona that provides truly free legal and social services to detained men, women and children who...

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