Butler Rubin Sponsors NIJC’s 2018 Human Rights Awards Luncheon

CHICAGO, June 14, 2018 – Butler Rubin is a proud sponsor of the National Immigrant Justice Center’s 19th Annual Human Rights Awards Luncheon on June 19, 2018 at the Chicago Marriott. Partner James Morsch is a member of the NIJC’s Board of Directors and associate Sandra Durkin is a member of their Junior Leadership Board.

Since 2000, the NIJC’s Human Rights Awards luncheon has honored human rights champions and celebrated the contributions of business, civic, and philanthropic leaders. The event draws more than 1,000 attendees and provides critical funding for NIJC to ensure that it can continue to promote human rights and access to justice for immigrants.

Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. With offices in Chicago, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change.

Thanks to the support of hundreds of pro bono attorneys from the nation’s leading law firms, NIJC has made critical advances in the lives of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. NIJC provides legal services to more than 10,000 individuals each year and maintains a success rate of 90 percent in obtaining asylum for those fleeing persecution in their home countries. NIJC and its pro bono attorneys have been on the vanguard of federal impact litigation and advocacy, setting positive precedents for those seeking human rights protections within our borders.

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