Bernstein Shur, the Lex Mundi member firm for Maine, announced that lawyer Eben Albert-Knopp has been named 2013 Pro Bono Lawyer of the year by the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project.
ILAP provides free and low-cost comprehensive immigration legal assistance for low-income residents in the state of Maine. Each year they recognize many exceptional lawyers and volunteers.
Albert-Knopp was chosen this year for Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for his tireless work on several ILAP cases, in particular a complex asylum matter involving a Rwandan client that has now spanned over four years before the Immigration Court in Boston, Massachusetts. He has advocated relentlessly for this client over the long span of this case and has been persistent in his efforts to seek a favorable decision.
About Bernstein Shur
Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur has more than 100 lawyers in offices in Maine and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is the Lex Mundi member firm for Maine. For more information, please visit www.bernsteinshur.com.