Cahill Announces Pro Bono Program with The Door
Cahill today announced that it will be providing a broad range of pro bono assistance to The Door, a comprehensive youth services agency serving young people between the ages of 12 and 21. Since 1972, The Door has practiced a holistic and human approach that helps each individual member to dismantle the complex barriers that often stand in the way of success. The only criterion for Door membership is age (12-21). Of the 8,000 current members, the majority are between 17 and 20 years of age, with the average being 18. Most are African-American or Hispanic; a growing number are immigrants from China.
The Door's Legal Services center provides a broad range of legal services to young people in civil matters, including individual representation on asylum, immigration, family law/family violence as well as clinics on emancipation and educational workshops on topics of interest to Door members.
This program makes available pro bono opportunities to Cahill lawyers such as assisting young people in crisis through individual representation, participating in immigration and emancipation clinics and conducting workshops to inform and educate on topics of interest.