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A Nigerian's 3-Year Ordeal Shows the Importance of Pro Bono Work

ABA Journal

    Publications, Community
  • March 27, 2018

Todd Rubin and Sarah Ford wrote a column in the ABA Journal about a young Nigerian man's quest for asylum and how it illustrates the importance of pro bono work. They detailed how the young man's life was turned upside down after he wrote an online article about what it's like to be gay in Nigeria, and they explained their role in helping him win asylum in the U.S.

"There are countless cases like Tunde’s where the facts and the law are clear, but without pro bono participation, no attorney would be there to help make the case," Todd and Sarah wrote. (They changed the man's name to protect confidentiality.)

You can read the full column here. The ABA Journal is the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association.