Asylum Cases Keep Reed Smith Pro Bono Counsel on Cutting Edge

, The National Law Journal


Jayne Fleming, a full-time pro bono counsel, heads the 50-member human rights team at Reed Smith, representing refugees, torture victims and violence survivors seeking asylum in the United States. "I tend to really like doing cutting-edge cases and cases that seem impossible to win," she said. Winning asylum cases is extremely difficult, Fleming notes, but none of her clients to date has been deported. What's her secret? A team of overseas experts that Fleming has assembled who will give live testimony in court.

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