​​​Volunteer Attorney Spotlight - Fall 2017 Newsletter

Bill’s legal journey with Carlos took over three years, which included numerous hearings as well as administrative complications with the case. Carlos had no family in the United States, in addition to lacking stable housing and transportation for most of the three years after being released from detention. Yet, Carlos remained resolute in his claim to asylum, and Bill never wavered.

Finally, in November 2017, Bill successfully won the asylum case. Carlos and the Casa Cornelia legal team were most grateful for Bill’s perseverance despite the difficult circumstances. Bill was patient with his client, firm with opposing counsel, and a true advocate before the immigration judge. Bill’s zealous advocacy for his client serves as an example for us all.

From all of us at Casa Cornelia, we thank you, Bill, for ensuring that Carlos can be free from persecution, and begin a new life in the U.S.

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*Client’s name has been changed for confidentiality. 

William P. Keith, Esq.
Duckor Spradling Metzger & Wynne

In June of 2014, William P. Keith, Esq. (Bill), Attorney at Duckor Spradling Metzger & Wynne, donated his time at Casa Cornelia to represent Carlos*, a detained client applying for asylum who fled his country of origin in Latin America, fearing for his life after being threatened for speaking out against the government.