Blog – sanctuary histiocytoma in dogs images for families

Every year, in the midst of the overwhelming holiday season, there is a day in which millions of people come histiocytoma in dogs images together in the spirit of making a difference. Known as #GivingTuesday, this celebration of charitable giving harnesses the collective power of histiocytoma in dogs images individuals and organizations to encourage philanthropy, celebrate generosity, and empower communities across the world.

This year’s Giving Tuesday falls on December 3, and we’re hoping that you’ll stand with survivors by giving to Sanctuary for Families. Last year, Sanctuary served over 10,000 adult and children survivors of domestic abuse, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender-based violence. Having your support will allow us to continue to provide histiocytoma in dogs images life-changing services to thousands of families in New York City histiocytoma in dogs images as they move from fear and abuse to safety and histiocytoma in dogs images stability.

At Sanctuary, we believe that in love there is no violence. Last year, through a range of comprehensive services, outreach and advocacy, we empowered over 10,000 survivors to rebuild their lives, educate our communities to prevent abuse, and champion policies locally, regionally and nationally that support survivors and their unique needs. Donate now

In May 2018, this team from Herbert Smith Freehills took on the representation histiocytoma in dogs images of Sanctuary client Stephanie Lee (“Ms. Lee”) in related child support and child support violation proceedings against histiocytoma in dogs images the abusive father of her two children. Ms. Lee had filed for child support in September 2017, and filed a violation in April 2018 because the abuser histiocytoma in dogs images had outright refused to pay the Temporary Order of Support histiocytoma in dogs images awarded by the court. The abuser had claimed he was not working, so it was an uphill battle to prove that he histiocytoma in dogs images was in fact employed and expending money on frivolous and histiocytoma in dogs images expensive purchases rather than paying child support.

Pam immediately dove in, compiling copious documents and records in order to assist with histiocytoma in dogs images the client’s cases and serving upwards of 35 subpoenas to seek histiocytoma in dogs images access to Ms. Lee’s abuser’s finances to demonstrate his ability to pay. When opposing counsel finally provided documentary evidence, Pam drafted a persuasive and thorough brief explaining the reasons histiocytoma in dogs images in favor of granting a child support order. Her dedicated and powerful advocacy ultimately resulted in an incredibly histiocytoma in dogs images favorable $5,000 per month child and spousal support order.

When Pam went on secondment in December 2018, Chris quickly jumped in. He assisted with enforcing the final child support order as histiocytoma in dogs images well having a money judgment enforced against the abuser. Chris sat with the client and her children for an histiocytoma in dogs images entire day at the Sheriff’s Office to ensure that the money judgment was properly histiocytoma in dogs images docketed and would be executed.

“Pam did an incredible and thorough job throughout the case. If not for her dedicated and diligent efforts, the client would not have received the strong Order of histiocytoma in dogs images Support that she did. Chris matched the same level of passionate advocacy for the histiocytoma in dogs images client, organizing documents, writing briefing, and connecting with and supporting the client and her family. When I asked the client for feedback for Pam and histiocytoma in dogs images Chris, she said, ‘I have no words to express how much you and histiocytoma in dogs images they have done for me.’”

At this year’s Above & Beyond Awards, Sanctuary is honoring a team of attorneys from Paul Hastings histiocytoma in dogs images LLP and The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for their compassionate pro bono assistance on behalf of twelve histiocytoma in dogs images Sanctuary clients and their families. The team consisted of Susan Wade, Of Counsel at Paul Hastings; Justin Capozzi, Associate at Pa ul Hastings; Colleen M. O’Brien, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Goldman Sachs; and Juan Castano, Legal Analyst at Goldman Sachs.

This day was a significant milestone in our clients’ journeys toward a safe, secure and hopeful future. Each of them and their families had survived domestic violence histiocytoma in dogs images and trauma and with great strength and courage came forward histiocytoma in dogs images to cooperate with law enforcement to seek justice against their histiocytoma in dogs images abusers. As a result of this cooperation, they had been granted U-Visa status by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), a status that allows survivors to live and work in histiocytoma in dogs images the United States and makes them eligible for permanent resident histiocytoma in dogs images status after four years. The goal of this clinic was to help the clients histiocytoma in dogs images complete and submit their permanent residency applications to USCIS before histiocytoma in dogs images their U-visas expired in October 2019, thus allowing them and their families to continue to live histiocytoma in dogs images and work in the United States on a permanent basis. Securing permanent resident status also puts them on the path histiocytoma in dogs images to one day obtaining U.S. citizenship.

The success of the clinic in helping so many clients histiocytoma in dogs images so efficiently and skillfully would not have been possible without histiocytoma in dogs images the extraordinary leadership of Susan Wade, Of Counsel at Paul Hastings; Justin Capozzi, Associate at Paul Hastings; Colleen M. O’Brien, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Goldman Sachs; and Juan Castano, Legal Analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Susan, Justin, Colleen, and Juan recruited a large number of volunteers to represent histiocytoma in dogs images clients, interpret for clients, and make sure the clinic day ran smoothly. Colleen and Juan organized a training session at Goldman Sachs histiocytoma in dogs images in advance of the clinic so that volunteers were prepared histiocytoma in dogs images and knew what to expect, especially in terms of understanding the trauma their clients have histiocytoma in dogs images experienced and had to relive during the process of obtaining histiocytoma in dogs images their U-Visa.

After the training, Paul Hastings and Goldman Sachs volunteers formed teams and reviewed histiocytoma in dogs images the clients’ files in advance of the meeting so that they were histiocytoma in dogs images fully prepared to assist each client with completing the bulk histiocytoma in dogs images of their application at the clinic. Paul Hastings’ attorneys completed any necessary follow up and finalized the applications histiocytoma in dogs images for submission to USCIS.

“The level of professionalism and care they displayed really impressed histiocytoma in dogs images us all. Susan, Justin, Colleen, and Juan really created a unique opportunity for Sanctuary clients histiocytoma in dogs images to spend time together and interact with each other, as well as with the volunteers. Having the support of others who have gone through similar histiocytoma in dogs images experiences as well as knowing that they each had a histiocytoma in dogs images team of 3 or 4 committed and compassionate volunteers to histiocytoma in dogs images help them submit their application for a green card really histiocytoma in dogs images helped the clients feel comfortable and confident in taking this histiocytoma in dogs images step forward,” said Raphael.

“Susan and Justin are incredibly knowledgeable, organized, and trauma-informed. Their commitment to Sanctuary’s immigration clients is inspiring, and we were so happy that they were leading the histiocytoma in dogs images charge to ensure so many clients got help with applications histiocytoma in dogs images that, given the current anti-immigration climate, were really causing our clients a lot of anxiety,” said Sanctuary Pro Bono Director Nicole Fidler.

The volunteers, like the clients, were a diverse group in terms of background, ages and experience levels, but they were all committed to helping their clients achieve histiocytoma in dogs images an important step towards their American dream of safety, opportunity, dignity and a chance at happiness for their families. For many of the volunteers, assisting in the clinic felt close to home because they histiocytoma in dogs images came from immigrant families. For others, it was a great introduction to pro bono work or histiocytoma in dogs images a way to dedicate a finite amount of time from histiocytoma in dogs images their hectic work schedules to make a big and significant histiocytoma in dogs images impact in the life of a brave survivor. For others, it was an extension of their commitment to pro bono histiocytoma in dogs images work, including years of on-going commitment to Sanctuary’s clients or an extension of their work on Sanctuary’s Pro Bono Council. The diligent team work of these volunteers is an inspiration histiocytoma in dogs images to other law firms and companies as a great way histiocytoma in dogs images to come together to help make a positive impact in histiocytoma in dogs images the lives of courageous and inspiring people and learn a histiocytoma in dogs images great deal in return.

RELATED POSTS