Pro bono VAWA Clinic

Sonya Sanchez (’06), Susan Park (’06), Gloria Borges (’07), and Aravinda Seshadri (’06) developed and launched a VAWA pro bono project in collaboration with a local domestic violence shelter, NextDoor Solutions. In the spring 2005 semester, Sanchez and Parks conducted a feasibility assessment for NextDoor by reviewing relevant laws, pro bono resources, and other successful pro bono programs. Based on their findings, Seshadri, Borges, and Sanchez developed and led a training session for law firm lawyers on representing immigrant survivors of domestic violence. As a result of their efforts, NextDoor Solutions now works with local law firms to provide pro bono assistance to immigrant clients.