Bernstein Shur’s Eben Albert-Knopp Named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced that attorney Eben Albert-Knopp has been named 2013 Pro Bono Attorney of the year by the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project.
ILAP provides free and low-cost comprehensive immigration legal assistance for low-income residents in the state of ME. Each year they recognize many exceptional attorneys and volunteers. Albert-Knopp was chosen this year for Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for his tireless work on several ILAP cases, in particular a complex asylum matter involving a Rwandan client that has now spanned over four years before the Immigration Court in Boston, Massachusetts. He has advocated relentlessly for this client over the long span of this case and has been persistent in his efforts to seek a favorable decision.
Albert-Knopp, based in the Portland, ME office, is a member of the Business Law Practice Group, Litigation Group and the Data Security Team. His practice focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, intellectual-property litigation, personal injury, data security, real-estate litigation and professional negligence.
He is a resident of Portland, ME.
About Bernstein Shur
Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur has more than 100 attorneys in offices in ME and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is ME’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at www.bernsteinshur.com.
About Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
As ME’s only statewide provider of free and low-cost comprehensive immigration legal assistance for low-income residents, ILAP helps ME’s immigrants keep their families together, gain protection from persecution and domestic violence, attain residency and work authorization, and become proud U.S. citizens. To learn more about ILAP, please visit their site at www.ilapmaine.org.