Working Toward Media Accountability in Georgia
The Republic of Georgia was among the first of the former Soviet republics to declare independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The country has been establishing its footing in the international community, joining the United Nations and seeking membership in NATO. Georgia is also looking westward for guidance in a key domestic sector: media and communications.
Transgender Minor’s Case May Impact Asylum Law
A 12-year-old diagnosed with gender identity disorder (GID) is the subject of an important asylum law case in Washington state. The case itself may expand the boundaries of asylum law, and an appeal, which is likely, may clarify several important legal issues.
Providing Compassion and Advice for Homeless Shelter Clients
Sometimes it can take just one bad incident to change a person’s life. Other times, it’s ongoing adversity that keeps someone engulfed in hardship. As our attorneys provide free legal assistance at homeless shelters in several cities, they encounter people who are accustomed to life on the street, as well as those who’ve only recently suffered a major setback.
Trial Transforms Lives of Neglected Children
The recent case of two siblings, ages 18 months and 3 years, who were removed from their mother’s care demonstrates the difficult but important role of court-appointed special advocates (or CASAs). In this particular case, Seattle associate Modessa Jacobs worked with a CASA to obtain a life-changing ruling for the children.
Helping Those Who Have Few Options: An Interview with Karen Ross
In each issue of the Pro Bono Report we talk to a Davis Wright Tremaine attorney about the impact and value of pro bono work. For this issue we spoke to Karen Ross, a senior associate in Washington, D.C., to get her perspective on the value of pro bono work both to the community and to a legal career.
First Quarter 2009