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K&F Attorney Seth Goertz Honored as Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

October 13, 2017

On October 12, 2017, The Florence Project announced that attorney Seth Goertz was named Adult Pro Bono Attorney of the Year.  Working with the Florence Project, Mr. Goertz represented a legal permanent resident who was detained and facing deportation. When Mr. Goertz first met his client, the client had been detained for nearly two years. Thanks to Mr. Goertz’s advocacy, his client was released, retaining his green card.  Most critically, the client was able to remain free in United States with his family.

Kercsmar & Feltus encourages all of its attorneys to give back to the community by providing pro bono services to indigent individuals.  The firm is very proud of Mr. Goertz’s service and accomplishment.

The Florence Project press release, announcing this award is available here.

The Florence Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal service organization providing free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona. Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people in immigration removal proceedings. As a result, an estimated 86 percent of the detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally through direct service, partnerships with the community, and advocacy and outreach efforts.

 


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