Members Who Inspire

9 ABA Journal Members Who Inspire articles.

California attorney devotes his career to helping children navigate immigration courts
Martin Gauto, a senior attorney for Clinic (the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.) in Los Angeles, has represented hundreds of immigrant children who were apprehended at the U.S. border after fleeing abusive situations in countries such as Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
San Diego clinic founder helps human trafficking victims rebuild their lives
As founder and president of the Free to Thrive legal clinic in San Diego, Jamie Quient uses her networking skills to get her clients access to safe housing, drug treatment programs and job training.
Former prosecutor advocates for criminal justice reform
As deputy director of the ACLU of Florida, Melba Pearson approaches criminal justice issues with the eye of a prosecutor and the heart of a civil liberties activist.
Advocating for at-risk children is Richard Hooks Wayman’s mission
Richard Hooks Wayman is national executive director of the Children’s Defense Fund. The privately financed nonprofit promotes medical care, education, housing, nutrition and safety for children, particularly the 13 million who live in poverty.
Chang Wang walks the line to teach constitutional law in Beijing
Chang Wang has been an ABA member since 2011 and has participated in many ABA committees on topics such as immigration and naturalization, international law, and arts and cultural heritage law. He has adjunct faculty and guest lecturer status at several institutions and works to fire up students with the same love for constitutional law he discovered in himself
Pointing a Lens at Legal History
Ludwig van Beethoven composed an ode to joy. Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote an ode to the west wind. Connecticut attorney Michael Koskoff wrote an ode to the jury trial—and it became the movie Marshall, starring Chadwick Boseman as a young Thurgood Marshall.
Lifting a Lamp
Iman Boundaoui grew up knowing that good fortune is not earned. "You don’t choose the circumstances that you were born into," she says. "Fortune is a gift. So you think: How can you use it to empower people, to inspire people, to encourage people?"
From Cop to Counsel: Former police officer now serves the homeless as a social worker and attorney

Jeff Yungman started his career as a street cop in New Orleans. He loved the city, and he loved his job. Somewhere along the line, though, he realized that he cared more about social justice than about criminal justice.




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