DALLAS, TX—Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRI), a Dallas-area non-profit organization, is announcing this year’s prestigious Angel of Freedom award winners:
– Pete Thompson, Associate with Clark Hill Strasburger, as the Individual Angel of Freedom Honoree;
– Sidley Austin as the Law Firm Angel of Freedom Honoree; and
– The SMU Psychology Clinic as the Community Partner Angel of Freedom Honoree.
Each year, HRI honors an individual attorney, a law firm, and a community partner for their contributions to HRI’s clients, who are immigrant survivors of human rights abuses from across the world.
Over the past 20 years, HRI has provided legal and critical social services for asylum seekers fleeing human rights abuses, unaccompanied immigrant children, and survivors of serious crimes who qualify for status under the Violence Against Women Act and U visa programs.
Clark Hill is an international law firm with multidisciplinary practices that draw on its attorneys’ industry and policy knowledge, deeply held shared values, and global network of premier firms and advisors to provide innovative legal solutions and client service excellence worldwide.
More than 150 years after the founding of the firm, Sidley today comprises a diverse group of legal professionals from many cultures who are dedicated to teamwork, collaboration and superior client service. Since its founding, Sidley has cultivated a tradition of, and commitment to, pro bono service.
The SMU Psychology Clinic provides high quality, affordable psychological/psychoeducational testing and psychotherapy for children over the age of five, adolescents, and adults. Offering therapy services on a sliding scale and assessment services at a discounted rate, enables the clinic to serve individuals and families in the community who might not otherwise be able to receive these services.