Awards & Recognition

Awards & Recognition given to PAIR
PAIR in the News

  • PAIR selected for the 2014-15 Boston University Public Service Post-Graduate Fellowship of Elena Noureddine to build a pro bono program to represent unaccompanied children facing deportation proceedings alone, without counsel

  • PAIR Asylum Staff Attorney Anita Sharma appointed as 2014-15 Co-Chair of the Liaison Committee on Asylum of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) New England Chapter

  • PAIR Asylum Staff Attorney Anita Sharma appointed as 2014-15 Steering Committee Member of the Boston Bar Association's Delivery of Legal Services Committee

  • PAIR selected for the 2013-14 Access to Justice Fellowship of Thomas Hannigan, Retired Partner, Ropes & Gray.

  • PAIR selected for the 2012-13 Access to Justice Fellowship of Martha Koster, Mintz Levin litigation partner.

  • PAIR honored in August 2012 with a special $10,000 grant from the Lenny Zakim Fund in memory of Jonathan Samen, a beloved board member of the Lenny Zakim Fund, a dedicated public servant and trusted attorney at Riemer & Braunstein.

  • PAIR selected for the 2011-13 Equal Justice Works Fellowship of Sarah Sherman-Stokes, sponsored by DuPont and K&L Gates 

  • PAIR Asylum Staff Attorney Anita Sharma appointed as 2012-13 Co-Chair of the Liaison Committee on Asylum of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

  • PAIR Asylum Staff Attorney Anita Sharma appointed as 2012-13 Co-Chair of the Asylum Liaison Committee of the New England Chapter of AILA

  • PAIR Asylum Staff Attorney Anita Sharma appointed as 2012-13 Co-Chair of the Immigration Public Service Committee of the Boston Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section

  • PAIR Asylum Staff Attorney Anita Sharma selected as 2012-13 Steering Committee Member of the Group Mentoring Program of the Boston Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Section

  • PAIR recognized by MIRA on November 16, 2010 for "its outstanding work as part of the Massachusetts Haitian Temporary Protected Status Consortium"
  • PAIR Pro Bono Detention Manager Antonio P. Castro Aranda awarded honorable recognition on June 6, 2010, by Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson, of the Bristol County House of Correction, for services provided to immigration detainees
  • PAIR recognized with the Daniel Levy Award from the National Immigration Project in November 2007 for its part in responding immediately to the March 6, 2007 workplace raid in New Bedford, during which Immigration arrested over 360 people
  • PAIR client and Board member Edith Fobid spoke at the Boston Bar Foundation John and Abigail Adams Ball in November 2006 about being imprisoned and tortured in Cameroon due to her support for minority rights of English-speakers there.
  • PAIR Asylum Attorney Anita Sharma received the John G. Brooks Public Service Award in October 2006 from the Boston Bar Association for her outstanding representation and mentoring, and tireless efforts on behalf of PAIR’s asylum clients
  • PAIR awarded the Obunto Award in June 2006 by the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights for its “dedicated service to survivors of torture and asylum-seekers, for providing hope to countless individuals and their families, [and] for caring for each individual one at a time"

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