Munger Tolles Secures Legal U.S. Residency for Minor Client 

Recently, Munger, Tolles & Olson committed to be “champions” of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), by donating at least 1,000 pro bono hours per year for three years. In September 2010, Munger Tolles attorney Joe Lee secured special immigrant juvenile status and legal permanent residency by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for a 17 year old minor client who will now be eligible for U.S. citizenship in five years. The KIND program, co-sponsored by Microsoft and Angelina Jolie, is designed to provide pro bono legal representation to the thousands of children who arrive in the U.S. unaccompanied by an adult each year, and who are forced to navigate the U.S. immigration system without an advocate.