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Pro Bono Win: Hollingsworth LLP successfully represents juvenile abandoned by her parents.

news | July 22, 2015

For the last nine months, on referral from the National Center for Refugee & Immigrant Children, U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants, Firm partner James Sullivan has assisted a juvenile from Honduras who was neglected and abandoned by her parents and left to fend for herself at age 15 in an often dangerous environment.  The Firm has assisted the juvenile client with school enrollment and, on July 21, 2015, secured an order granting custody to the juvenile’s closest relative, an aunt who resides in the United States and has been caring for her.  The Firm also obtained special findings that will supply the factual predicate for an immigration petition.  Among other things, the juvenile court agreed that sending this girl back to Honduras where she has no one to care for her is not in her best interest, reunification with her parents is not viable, and residing with her aunt is in her best interest.

Hollingsworth LLP is committed to contributing to the improvement and well-being of our community by performing pro bono legal and charitable services.  Our attorneys and staff provide volunteer legal services and support to low-income and underrepresented members of our community on a wide range of issues, including the protection of rights and interests of the elderly, children, veterans, immigrants, and the homeless.