Last summer a young abandoned child arrived on the U.S. border. Earlier this month two Liskow associates, Wm. Brian London and Raymond T. Waid, obtained dismissal of deportation proceedings on the child’s behalf. The child was part of a wave of young immigrants fleeing unprecedented violence in Central America. The influx of children overwhelmed an immigration system already stretched thin, and ill-prepared for a mass of children without guardians, let alone legal representation.
London and Waid successfully represented the client through proceedings in the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court and the Federal Immigration Court. The firm’s representation resulted in a custody determination that placed the child in a safe and stable environment, as well as dismissal of deportation proceedings. The child can now proceed forward on the normal administrative process to obtain citizenship.
This case is just one example of the many pro bono cases that Liskow & Lewis attorneys handle every year. We believe pro bono work and other community service activities are an important professional responsibility and a key to advancing the legal interests of diverse and historically underserved populations.