Special counsel Karen Grisez was named a Pro Bono Division 2014-2015 Volunteer of the Year by the Washington, DC chapter of The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Presented at The award honors Ms. Grisez’s “extraordinary contribution toward achieving the Chapter’s mission while serving as Chair of the Pro Bono Programs Committee.”
Ms. Grisez serves as Public Service counsel at Fried Frank, where she manages the intake and placement of pro bono matters, acts as liaison to national and local bar associations and legal services providers and provides substantive advice and assistance to other attorneys who are working on pro bono cases. She has experience with issues of political asylum and other immigration matters, veterans’ benefits, family law, landlord/tenant law and general civil litigation.
AILA is a national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.