Houston and Fort Worth – The Houston office of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) has recognized K&L Gates LLP Houston associate Hannah Warren and Fort Worth associate Andrew Knop with the 2020 KINDest Pro Bono Advocates Award and Houston paralegal Mai Truong with the 2020 One of a KIND award for their exceptional contributions to KIND, a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children.
“It is an honor for K&L Gates, Hannah, Andrew, and Mai to be recognized with these awards,” said Newark partner and chair of K&L Gates’ Pro Bono Committee Rosemary Alito. “We treasure our long-term partnership with KIND and are proud to utilize our pro bono resources to serve in their cause. Now, perhaps more than ever, it’s critically important to help these unaccompanied minors find safety, liberty, and hope.”
Along with other partnering law firms through KIND, Warren, Knop, Truong and numerous others lawyers and allied professionals at K&L Gates have helped thousands of children fleeing some of the most dangerous countries to find safe haven and freedom from fear. Last year, K&L Gates lawyers devoted more than 4,000 hours of pro bono service to KIND clients.