GPM November Pro Bono Spotlight
November 08, 2016 | Pro Bono News
A woman from Guinea was recently granted asylum thanks to the efforts of a Gray Plant Mooty volunteer team including Dean Eyler, Monica Kelley, Nancy Burke, Scott Wick, and Hallie Goodman, with assistance from Lori Kleinschmidt, Anne Weinauer, and Erica Tokar.
N.S. was a victim of female genital mutilation and horrible domestic violence from her husband. The police refused to take any action; N.S. had tried several times to get away from the abuse, only to have her husband find her and punish her. The GPM team requested expedited review of the case, and this fall they learned that N.S. had been granted asylum. The team is now helping the client try to reunite with several of her children, who have been in hiding from their father’s abuse.
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