Ballard Spahr Partner Karla Vehrs does pro bono work on behalf of immigrants quite often and encourages others to follow her lead.

"We have some great legal services organizations in Minnesota that do the important work of interviewing and vetting potential clients and cases on the front end," said Vehrs.

"So if you're interested in taking on a case in this arena, it's really just a matter of picking up the phone and getting in touch with them and doing a training so that you can get up to speed on what you need to know about the type of case that it is," said Vehrs. "Between the Advocates for Human Rights and Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota there is no shortage of opportunity to get involved – and need – for pro bono work," she reminds attorneys.

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