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Mintz Attorneys Among PAIR’s 2015 Honorees

Martha Koster and Jacquelyn Burke Honored for Pro Bono Contributions

PAIR, the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project, honored Mintz attorneys Martha Koster and Jacquelyn Burke at its annual gala on June 9th in Boston.

Ms. Koster, a Member in the Litigation Section of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., received the Outstanding Achievement Award for her work as an Access to Justice Fellow at PAIR over the last three years.  Access to Justice is a program which pairs lawyers who are retired or transitioning to retirement with non-profits.  Ms. Koster’s work on behalf of PAIR included working with numerous clients on U-Visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile, and asylum matters.

Ms. Burke, also an attorney in the firm’s Litigation Section, was recognized with the Outstanding Service Award for handling numerous asylum and immigration-related matters on behalf of PAIR clients over the past year. 

“This is deserving recognition for Martha and Jacque,” said Susan M. Finegan, a Member and Mintz full-time Pro Bono partner.  “Their impressive work has made a real difference in the lives of numerous clients.  Congratulations to them both.”

PAIR is a nationally recognized pro bono model consisting of a coalition of legal services agencies, civil rights and civil liberties organizations and bar associations that work 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.