McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP Recognized for Pro Bono Work of Behalf of Immigrants and Refugees
The Atlanta office of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (MLA) was named the 2012 “GAIN Volunteer Law Firm of the Year” by the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN). GAIN provides pro bono legal representation through metro-Atlanta volunteer attorneys to asylum seekers, immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes.
“We are very honored to receive this award,” said MLA Partner Summer Chandler. “McKenna Long & Aldridge is deeply committed to using the legal talents and advocacy skills of its attorneys and legal support staff to help the people in our communities who most need legal representation." MLA Of-Counsel Jill Kuhn added, “It is truly gratifying to see the efforts of our volunteers acknowledged and appreciated.”
MLA’s Atlanta Women’s Steering Committee spearheaded the effort to organize the firm’s pro bono support of GAIN. Chandler and Kuhn arranged for GAIN to provide training to the firm’s attorneys and paralegals who were interested in providing legal assistance to victims of human trafficking. As a result of the commitment of the firm’s Women’s Steering Committee, MLA has taken on four GAIN cases in Atlanta, one of the top 10 cities nationwide for human trafficking.
GAIN Program Director Monica Modi Khant said, “Words cannot express how much the McKenna Long & Aldridge team has done for GAIN this year. We are very grateful for the firm’s support and the invaluable contribution of pro bono legal services provided by its partners, associates and paralegals.”