Fish & Richardson Legal Secretary Francine Lopacinski Named a 2020 Advocate of the Year by Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)

Fish & Richardson legal secretary Francine Lopacinski has been named a 2020 Advocate of the Year by Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), one of the firm's long-standing and valued pro bono partners. This recognition, from KIND's San Francisco office, is based on Lopacinski's exceptional contributions to KIND cases, as well as her commitment to providing excellent advocacy for KIND clients.

KIND is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation for unaccompanied children. KIND's core mission is to ensure that unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in the U.S. are represented by pro bono attorneys in their deportation proceedings, and to help children reintegrate safely in their home countries if they cannot stay in the U.S.

Pro bono work is an integral part of Fish's professional culture and now more than ever the firm is dedicated to supporting those in need. Over the past year, nearly 75% of the firm's attorneys have participated in pro bono projects.