Stokes Lawrence Employees Volunteer to Assist Immigrants

Feb 21, 2018   Print PDF

Stokes Lawrence employees recently spent a Saturday volunteering at an event organized to provide free legal help and information for refugees and immigrants. Hosted by the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, the Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees Mega-Workshop assisted more than 1,000 people with immigration matters. Volunteers helped eligible individuals with citizenship applications, and counseled others on viable routes for staying in the United States legally.

“It’s inspiring to join hundreds of volunteers in helping residents understand and navigate the path to citizenship.  Stokes Lawrence is proud to participate in this and other programs providing legal assistance to underserved members of our community,” noted Shareholder Shannon Jost, who volunteered at the event.

“It is a rewarding experience to work so directly with these families, and to know that I’m helping people in my community start a new chapter in their lives,” added paralegal Leigh Schroeder, who also participated.

Stokes Lawrence lawyers and staff regularly donate their time and talents to give back to the community—from providing pro bono legal representation for immigrant clients seeking asylum, to volunteering at neighborhood legal clinics. The Puget Sound Business Journal recognized the firm’s efforts by naming it a Corporate Champion in 2016.