Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) recently received recognition from the Pro Bono Institute for providing pro bono services through Catholic Charities’ St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance.
ExxonMobil’s partnership with Catholic Charities began more than eight years ago. They have worked to provide hundreds of individuals with immigration legal advice and representation, ranging from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), citizenship, and adjustment of status for refugees, asylees, and Cubans, and have assisted more than 540 clients who completed and filed citizenship applications.
Catholic Charities and ExxonMobil together have become essential in bridging the gap in legal services to those in need in and around Houston.
ExxonMobil has engaged more than 100 lawyers and 40 support staff in this pro bono partnership, including retiree lawyers, thereby widening the net of those providing pro bono legal support to Catholic Charities. The partnership has developed innovative service models, including a large-scale workshop model for DACA to serve more than 100 clients and a unique adjustment of status workshop. Moreover, ExxonMobil has introduced new partners to support Catholic Charities’ mission, encouraging law firms to collaborate on clinics and to sponsor similar pro bono efforts within their firms. ExxonMobil has also engaged other legal services providers to broaden community involvement.
What you can do
> Learn more about the Cabrini Center
> Become a pro bono attorney with Catholic Charities
> How you can help immigrants in the Greater Houston community