Pro Bono Panel

ILAP’s Pro Bono Panel is a critical partner in our efforts to serve the needs of low-income asylum seekers in Maine.

Asylum law is a discrete area of immigration law that is manageable for non-immigration practitioners to learn, and asylum cases are incredibly rewarding. These are life or death matters, and the reality is that asylum seekers who lack legal representation are far less likely to win their cases than those who have representation (government statistics demonstrate this). Asylum cases that ILAP accepts may be “affirmative” (i.e. non-adversarial cases before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services) or “defensive” (i.e. before the Immigration Court of Boston).

ILAP conducts client intake and does preliminary research on the merits of each case before deciding to accept it and place it with an attorney on the Pro Bono Panel. We then give the attorney a detailed case memorandum and preliminary country condition information to help them get started. Throughout the case, we provide mentoring with members of our Asylum Team or experienced members of the Pro Bono Panel.

For more information about ILAP’s Pro Bono Panel or to join, please contact Jennifer Bailey (207-699-4408, jbailey@ilapmaine.org) or Nadine Twagirayezu at (207-699-4401, ntwagirayezu@ilapmaine.org).

I am in awe of [my clients’] strength, resilience, and hopefulness…My pro bono work is truly the most important and rewarding thing I have done as a lawyer, and I enjoy my regular work. I am so grateful to ILAP for providing me the training and support to be able to do this work.
— Volunteer Attorney

Pro Bono Panel Members

As of October 2018

Eben Albert-Knopp, Esq.

Kara Alesi, Esq.

Michael Anderson, Esq.

Paul Aranson, Esq.

Jennifer Archer, Esq.

Miles Archer, Esq.

Cindy Arn, Esq.

Taylor Asen, Esq.

Emily Atkins, Esq.

Jennifer Atkinson, Esq.

Amber Attalla, Esq.

Cheryl Ayer, Esq.

Samuel Baldwin, Esq.

Philip Bartlett, Esq.

Richard Bayer, Esq.

Sarah Beard, Esq.

Michael Bell, Esq.

Christina Berkow, Esq.

Andy Bernstein, Esq.

Jenny Beverly, Esq.

Cara  Biddings, Esq.

Bill Black, Esq.

Christoper Boots, Esq.

Lauri Boxer-Macomber, Esq.

Patrick Brady, Esq.

Zachary Brandwein , Esq.

Janet Britton, Esq.

Julia Brown, Esq.

Rufus Brown, Esq.

Mike Buescher, Esq.

Tommie Burke, Esq.

Emily Cooke, Esq.

Andy Cooper, Esq.

Mary Costigan, Esq.

Andrew Cotter, Esq.

Peter Culley, Esq.

Doug Currier, Esq.

Alicia Curtis, Esq.

Maureen Dea, Esq.

Devin Deane, Esq.

Kevin Decker, Esq.

Marcia DeGeer , Esq.

Jordan Denning, Esq.

Tony Derosby, Esq.

Toby Dilworth, Esq.

Mike Duddy, Esq.

Meredith Eilers, Esq.

Kenneth Farber, Esq.

Neil Fishman, Esq.

Grace  Fleeman, Esq.

Ben Ford, Esq.

Karen Fox, Esq.

Gregg Frame, Esq.

Eileen Frazier, Esq.

Caleb Gannon, Esq.

Laurence Gardner, Esq.

Michelle Giard Draeger, Esq.

Jennifer Gillies, Esq.

John Gleason, Esq.

Keith Glidden, Esq.

Kyle Glover, Esq.

Gary Goldberg, Esq.

David Goldman, Esq.

Tudor Goldsmith, Esq.

Katie Gray, Esq.

Nicole Gray, Esq.

Paul Greene, Esq.

Kate Healy, Esq.

Nora Healy, Esq.

Sara Hellstedt, Esq.

Eric Herlan, Esq.

Sara Hirshon, Esq.

Andrea Holbrook, Esq.

Susan Hopkins, Esq.

Bernice Horowitz, Esq.

Daniel Hunt, Esq.

Kathryn Hutchison , Esq.

Marcus Jaynes, Esq.

Miriam Johnson, Esq.

Wayne Jortner, Esq.

Katherine Joyce, Esq.

Michael Kebede, Esq.

Maureen Keegan, Esq.

Dennis Keeler, Esq.

Daniel Keenan, Esq.

William Kennedy, Esq.

Ted Kirchner, Esq.

Rebecca Klotzle, Esq.

Kate Knox, Esq.

Lauren Kousaie, Esq.

David Kreisler, Esq.

Janene Kurta, Esq.

Michelle Lafond, Esq.

Ralph Lancaster, Esq.

Nelson Larkins, Esq.

Justin Leary, Esq.

Lindsay Leone, Esq.

Catherine Lindgren, Esq.

Sandra Livingston, Esq.

Chris Lockman, Esq.

Susan LoGiudice , Esq.

Lori Londis Dwyer , Esq.

Lily Lu, Esq.

Wells Lyons, Esq.

Arnie MacDonald, Esq.

Dan MacDonald, Esq.

Kyle MacDonald, Esq.

Betsy Mahoney, Esq.

Jane Makela, Esq.

Matt  Manahan, Esq.

Robyn March, Esq.

Melissa Martinelli, Esq.

Chris McCabe, Esq.

Ben McCall, Esq.

William McCue, Esq.

Linda McGill, Esq.

Maura Melley, Esq.

Alysia Melnick, Esq.

Eliza Mette, Esq.

Marie Mueller, Esq.

Isabel Mullin, Esq.

Gisele Nadeau, Esq.

Nick Nadzo, Esq.

Taylor Neff, Esq.

Stacey Neumann, Esq.

Fred Newcomb , Esq.

Katie Nokes Minervino, Esq.

Phil Notis, Esq.

Jon Oxman, Esq.

Zack Paakkonen, Esq.

Jennifer Panciocco, Esq.

Alexia Pappas, Esq.

Cicely Parseghian, Esq.

Liam Paskvan, Esq.

Brad Pattershall, Esq.

Brandi Peterson, Esq.

Adam Prescott, Esq.

Valerie Randall , Esq.

Lily Rao, Esq.

Mika Reynolds, Esq.

Daniel Rieger, Esq.

Daniel Rolde, Esq.

Dov Sacks, Esq.

Andrew Sarapas, Esq.

Erica Schair-Cardona, Esq.

Mike Schowalter, Esq.

Cassandra Shaffer, Esq.

Tom Sheehan, Esq.

David Sherman, Esq.

Leslie Silverstein, Esq.

Ellen Simmons, Esq.

Tim Steigelman, Esq.

Gail Stern, Esq.

Robert Stier, Jr. , Esq.

Stacy Stitham, Esq.

Sue Strommer, Esq.

Jackie Studer, Esq.

Julian Sweet, Esq.

Jamie Szal, Esq.

Amy Tchao, Esq.

Mark Terison, Esq.

Kristian Terison, Esq.

Ben Tettlebaum, Esq.

Lowell Turnbull, Esq.

Gregory Vigue , Esq.

Jamie Wagner , Esq.

Matthew Warner, Esq.

Rebecca Watson, Esq.

Anna Welch, Esq.

Michael Welch, Esq.

Donyelle Werner, Esq.

Rachel Wertheimer, Esq.

David Weyrens, Esq.

Krystal Williams, Esq.

Stephanie Williams, Esq.

Carolyn Wollen, Esq.

Esther Yoo, Esq.