Law, Policy & Markets

Pro Bono in Service of Immigrants – “Welcoming the Stranger”

July 29, 2021 Milbank
Law, Policy & Markets
Pro Bono in Service of Immigrants – “Welcoming the Stranger”
Show Notes

Immigration is a complicated and controversial issue. Well over 50,000 unaccompanied children seek entry to the United States at our southern border each year. Who are they? And why are they so desperate to flee their home countries that they leave everything and everyone they know behind? What legal and moral responses should we have to them? 

In this episode, host Allan Marks speaks with Linda Dakin-Grimm about her #probono work guiding immigrants through the legal system. As she writes in her book, Dignity & Justice, Welcoming the Stranger at our Border, Linda's work with unaccompanied children has changed her perspective and her life. 

About the Speakers

Linda Dakin-Grimm is a senior consulting partner in the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group. She has successfully handled numerous jury and bench trials, appeals and arbitration proceedings across the US. Currently, she is working on pro bono matters related to immigration, asylum and the reunification of families separated at the US border. 

Podcast host Allan Marks is one of the world's leading project finance lawyers. He advises developers, investors, lenders, and underwriters around the world in the development and financing of complex infrastructure projects, as well as related acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Marks also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley at both the Law School and the Haas School of Business.

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