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October 24, 2022

Attorney Colin Barrett Recognized with 2022 KINDness Matters Award

Preti Flaherty attorney Colin Barrett has been recognized by child advocacy organization Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) with the 2022 KINDness Matters Award as part of the organization's Pro Bono Month campaign. KIND partners with law firms, corporations, bar associations, and law schools to provide no-cost representation to children from 74 countries around the world fleeing pervasive crime and neglect. More than 60 percent of unaccompanied children in the United States do not have lawyers in immigration court. Unaccompanied children with attorneys are five times more likely to gain U.S. protection while only one in ten unaccompanied children without attorneys win their cases.

The KINDness Matters Award is an acknowledgement of Colin's commitment to providing vital no-cost legal assistance to this vulnerable population.