Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has joined a coalition of some of the country’s largest law firms in an effort to assist asylum-seekers entering the United States and reunify families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Nearly 60 attorneys have volunteered from most BCLP U.S. offices.
Project Corazon is organized by Lawyers for Good Government, which has the stated mission to protect and strengthen democratic institutions, resist abuse of power and corruption, and defend the rights of all those who suffer in the absence of “good government.” The organization launched this call for volunteer attorneys specifically to help reunite children taken from their parents under recent immigration policies.
BCLP’s pro bono committee and firm management have approved participation in this initiative. The firm also has volunteered support for the planning committee to set the scope and parameters of the project, which officially began work helping affected families on July 4.
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