Suyeishi acknowledged for pro bono service

29 Oct 2018

Kira Suyeishi accepts the DBA Access to Justice award for pro bono serviceCongratulations to Kira Suyeishi on being one of ten Colorado attorneys acknowledged by the Denver Bar Association’s Access to Justice committee for pro bono work.

Suyeishi, a litigation and regulatory attorney has taken time out of her busy law practice to represent pro bono clients with asylum cases through the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network and in partnership with the Colorado Lawyers Committee. Suyeishi has also represented clients in eviction cases through the Colorado Poverty Law Project, and participated in various legal clinics including but not limited to Project Homeless Connect and legal clinics assisting recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in applying to renew their DACA status.

“Everyone deserves access to justice. For those suffering from poverty, the legal system is an enormous obstacle and largely prohibits that access. Pro bono work is part of my professional responsibility and my passion, and I am so glad to be part of a firm that supports and encourages it,” said Suyeishi.

Community service, including pro bono and volunteer service, is a core value at Ireland Stapleton. Access to justice is essential to promoting equality, it’s not only important, it is imperative.