Pro Bono Experience
Jones Day successfully represented Hattie Mae Tanner—who had spent 17 years in prison—in habeas corpus proceedings before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
On July 31, 2017, a jury in the Eastern District of Virginia found in favor of Jones Day pro bono client Sarah Roe (a pseudonym) and awarded her $3 million dollars in compensatory and punitive damages on her claims under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act ("TVPA").
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Jones Day lawyers are representing mothers with children as well as unaccompanied children in well over 100 cases arising from the flood of refugees seeking refuge in the United States from violence in Central America. Over 150 lawyers from almost every U.S. office, and some international offices, are involved in this extraordinary team effort. Initially, the Firm sent teams of lawyers to military bases and detention centers to screen thousands of mothers and children at the commencement of immigration processing. Currently, our lawyers are representing individual mothers with children and unaccompanied children in cases in immigration courts and state courts throughout the country. While no longer capturing headlines, the sheer number of Central American mothers and children detained in the U.S. while awaiting resolution is mind-numbing. In support of its commitment to the rule of law, the Firm continues to deploy its lawyers and to take on new representations, all on a pro bono basis.
For more information on the Firm's work on this important project, please view the videos below.
"As we look to the future, we must see and respond to the new demands for service that will be presented by an increasingly integrated world."
This video describes Jones Day's Anti-Human Trafficking Project, and features lawyers who describe how and why the project was undertaken.