In recognition of the firm's partnership with McDonald's, Goldberg Kohn will be honored by the Pro Bono Institute, along with Jenner & Block and the National Immigrant Justice Center, with its 2021 CPBO Pro Bono Partner Award.
For the last five years, Goldberg Kohn has partnered with McDonald's in-house attorneys to help represent asylum applicants obtain legal status in the United States. We have had approximately 10 Goldberg Kohn and McDonald's pairings providing critical legal assistance to as many asylum applicants, with the assistance and oversight of the National Immigration Justice Center.
Principal David Morrison said about the volunteer work: "The real heroes are the clients who have put their lives on the line to leave impossible situations in their home countries, fleeing to America, either alone or with family, trying to make a new life while following the American Dream. We are so proud of the corporate partnership with McDonald's and all of the good we have done working together on this powerful pro bono program."
The award will be presented at the Pro Bono Institute's 2021 Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, October 14, 2021. The event also marks the Pro Bono Institute's 25th anniversary.