Marisa C. Howe, an attorney in the Immigration Section of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., received the 2012 “Pro Bono Mentor” award from the Political/Asylum Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project at the organization’s annual gala. Ms. Howe was recognized for her outstanding mentorship of numerous attorneys working on political asylum cases.
The PAIR Project is a nationally recognized pro bono model that works to secure safety and freedom for asylum-seekers who have fled from persecution throughout the world and to promote the rights of immigrants unjustly detained. The organization is the premier provider of pro bono legal services to asylum-seekers in Massachusetts.
In 2011, Ms. Howe received the Mintz Levin Pro Bono Award for her political asylum work. She continues to oversee the pro bono asylum cases in the firm’s Boston office.
Ms. Howe’s practice concerns all aspects of employment-based immigration, including Alien Labor Certifications, Outstanding Researcher and Extraordinary Ability petitions, Adjustment of Status, and nonimmigrant visa applications.
She earned her B.A. in History, cum laude, from Dartmouth College (1998) and her J.D. from New York University School of Law (2003), where she was a Glass Fellow doing legal research on issues of domestic violence and state intervention.