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Snell & Wilmer Recognized in the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project's 2020 Pro Bono Awards

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PHOENIX - eTradeWire -- Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that the firm was recognized in the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project's 2020 Pro Bono Awards (https://firrp.org/2020-pro-bono-awards/?fbclid=...).

Snell & Wilmer was recognized in the Special Partnership – Children's Program category. A group of Phoenix attorneys were highlighted for their work helping 10 unaccompanied immigrant children as they navigated through their complex and often traumatizing immigration cases, including taking on five cases since the COVID-19 outbreak began. The Snell & Wilmer team included: Alexix Terriquez, Alysha Green, Amberlee Conley, Anthony Eulano, Ben Nucci, Courtney Henson, Ed Hermes, Gabrielle Morlock, Jennifer Puchalski, Jessica Kemper, John Vryhof, Kelly Daly, Lauren Munsell, Lauren Podgorski, Matthew Grumbling, Russell Johnson, Soheila Shahidi and Kevin Wright.

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"We're incredibly grateful for the Florence Project's collaboration and support. It has allowed us to offer services to some of the most vulnerable members of our community, children. We're thankful for the opportunity to provide representation and look forward to our ongoing collaboration," said Ben Nucci (https://www.swlaw.com/people/benjamin_nucci), Snell & Wilmer attorney and pro bono committee co-chair.

The Florence Project is a nonprofit that provides free legal and social services to detained immigrants in Arizona facing removal proceedings. Founded in 1989, the Florence Project has served adults in immigration detention for 30 years and has served children since 2000.

The Florence Project recognized Snell & Wilmer due to attorneys' hard work and dedication in representing child immigrants.

"Even during an unprecedented global pandemic, the Snell & Wilmer team stepped up to the plate in the name of public service," The Florence Project stated in a press release. "The brilliant Snell & Wilmer teams have met with their clients virtually, listened to them tell their stories, successfully advocated against deportation, and started the process toward a permanent and secure life in the United States."

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About Snell & Wilmer

Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing in 15 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico, including Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Washington, D.C.; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah; Seattle, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.swlaw.com.


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