MLF Attorney Genise Assists at Naturalization Clinic27 Feb 2014
Legal excellence is not the only thing that sets the Murthy Law Firm apart from other law firms; our attorneys and staff have a shared commitment to giving back to the community. A recent case in point: is our attorney, Pamela Genise, who generously gave her time to provide pro bono legal advice at a Citizenship Day event, held Saturday, February 1st, at the Esperanza Center in Baltimore. The Esperanza Center, a branch of Catholic Charities, provides immigrants with health care, social services, referrals, language classes, and legal services.
At the Citizenship Day, Ms. Genise served as an “anchor” attorney, reviewing the qualifications of each naturalization candidate before the forms were drafted, and providing guidance on questions that arose along the way. Together with the other volunteers, Genise and her team prescreened seven clients for naturalization, finalized three naturalization applications, and helped prepare five others for filing. Though this was her second Citizenship Day at the Esperanza Center – where she’s been volunteering for a year and a half – Genise has participated in other Citizenship Day events sponsored by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), as well.
Pam Genise understands the importance of citizenship: becoming a citizen not only means never having to worry about your immigration status, it means full and permanent stakeholdership in this great country, and perhaps that’s the greatest gift of all. More information on the Esperanza Center is available online.
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