D.C. Associate Recognized for Pro Bono Contributions


May 07, 2021

Washington, D.C. associate Cooper Rekrut was awarded the 2021 Pro Bono Service Award from Ayuda for “going above and beyond in service” of the organization’s clients. 

Ayuda provides legal, social, and language services to help low-income immigrants access justice and transform their lives. Since 1973, Ayuda has served more than 100,000 low-income immigrants throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Cooper serves as the firm’s associate liaison to Ayuda, in addition to taking on his own pro bono matters with the nonprofit.

Latham has partnered with Ayuda for many years, including donating more than 1,000 hours in free legal services to this nonprofit in 2020. Latham lawyers advise Ayuda clients on a range of matters concerning immigration status, and help address systemic problems for immigrant communities like notario fraud.   

“I am honored to receive this award, and thank Ayuda for the recognition as well as for its efforts in our community,” said Cooper Rekrut. “Working with Ayuda has allowed me to meet so many great people in need of legal services, to get to know their lives and their concerns, and to try to help them feel a little more secure. My work with Ayuda has been among the most rewarding parts of my career as a lawyer thus far.” 

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