On Thursday, March 30th, GAIN will be participating in the Atlanta Bar Foundation's March Madness training. During the event, GAIN will teach potential volunteer attorneys and interested paralegals about GAIN's two projects, Victims of Violence and Asylum. To RSVP for the event, please visit the link below: http://www.atlantabar.org/?page=ProBonoMarchMadness
Challenges in Advocating for Victims of Violence Nicole is our summer legal intern and often writes about her perspective working at GAIN, which you can read more about here. We're thrilled to share her most recent post. Jimena is a survivor of domestic violence, and one of our newest clients. She lives in a rural [...]
Board Co-Chair Sarah Hawk is a crucial member of the GAIN family. She has worked with us for over seven years in several capacities, gracefully guiding the organization as a board member and improving the lives of many of our clients as a volunteer attorney.
[Originally published on Law360, May 4th 2015.] Man Kidnapped By Al-Shabab Takes Asylum Bid To High Court By Matthew Bultman Law360, New York (May 04, 2015, 1:33 PM ET) -- A Somali man who was kidnapped by the Islamist militant group al-Shabab has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his bid for asylum, saying that [...]
The Portland Press Herald just released some frequently asked questions [and their corresponding answers] about asylum and addresses topics such as who is eligible for asylum, the difference between asylum seekers and refugees, and what the asylum process looks like. Click here to see the Q&A.