CHENHALLS NISSEN, S.C. congratulates Attorney Jennifer Nissen for her nomination as a "Pro Bono Champion" by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA). This program is designed to shine a well-deserved light on those who consistently achieve and exceed their pro bono goals, and who are tirelessly working to promote pro bono service and to further AILA's mission "...to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members."
In her nomination, the Wisconsin Chapter noted:
The Wisconsin AILA Chapter honors Jennifer L. Nissen as a Pro Bono Champion. Jenny has volunteered multiple times on special initiatives to assist immigrant women and children, including through AILA's Dilley Project. In traveling from Wisconsin to provide pro bono services in other states, Jenny has given time away from her family and her law practice to help a particularly vulnerable population of indigent immigrants. In addition, Jenny has participated in the Wisconsin AILA Chapter's joint pro bono initiative with Catholic Charities to provide direct pro bono representation in U and VAWA cases. Jenny has successfully handled several cases under this program. Recognizing the great need for pro bono legal services, Jenny shows her strong commitment when she volunteers anew after just completing a case under the Chapter's pro bono program.
Jenny regularly practices in the business immigration area. In providing pro bono service, Jenny has learned an entirely different area of immigration law and she has done so with determination and grace. For her strong commitment to pro bono service, Jenny Nissen is a 2018 Wisconsin AILA Chapter Pro Bono Champion.