As Nixon Peabody’s firmwide Pro Bono Partner, Stacey Slater manages the firm’s pro bono program. She organizes new pro bono initiatives (including pro bono partnerships with clients), regularly presents on pro bono within the firm and works to match pro bono opportunities with the interests of the firm’s lawyers and paralegals. She oversees both internal and external communication about the firm’s pro bono work.
I successfully represented several refugee clients seeking asylum in the United States, including a monk from Tibet, young men from Sudan, the Republic of Congo and Colombia, and women from Ecuador and the Gambia. In these cases, the clients seeking asylum were fleeing persecution in their homelands and would have likely faced arrest, torture and possible execution if deported. I also regularly help victims of domestic violence to complete U Visa applications, and have helped clients to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. I supervise many pro bono matters.
As a firm, we have focused many of our pro bono efforts on helping low-income women and children, immigrants and United States veterans. We have also recently been involved in high profile litigation to stop racial profiling and to prevent schools from having discriminatory practices. I hope to expand our involvement in these important societal issues.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
Cornell University, B.S.
Stacey Slater is a member of the New York City Bar Association, The American Bar Association, and the New York Women’s Bar Association. Stacey is on the leadership committee of the Charity Corps, a joint project of the state Attorney General’s Office and the New York State Bar.