Noah Liben is in his tenth year at Mayer Brown, where he has been active in pro bono engagements and representation across many areas, including housing, family law, and immigration. Through Mayer Brown’s partnership with Catholic Charities, Noah has been representing a young adolescent immigrant in his Special Immigrant Juvenile Status case before the Immigration and Family Courts. In describing his experience working on this case so far, Noah mentioned how the mentorship he’s received through Catholic Charities has expanded his knowledge of the SIJS process and has helped his own capacity in mentoring colleagues on their pro bono matters: “I’m grateful for how much Mayer Brown emphasizes our pro bono program – attorneys here are strongly encouraged to participate in pro bono matters and partnerships. I had not worked with immigrant youth before, but in the last couple of years Mayer Brown has been taking up more of these SIJS cases. I’ve been representing my client through Catholic Charities’ mentorship for a couple of months now, and the guidance has been amazing. Natalia has been extremely responsive, always pointing me in the right direction. Catholic Charities are the subject matter experts, and thanks to what I’ve learned so far, I hope to be able to build the institutional knowledge on our end in order to increase our capacity to help. I’ll also always remember the first time I met my client. I think he was nervous when he first met with us, not knowing who we were. It’s been really great to see how he’s changed over time. He is good natured, has a strong sense of humor, and always shows up with a smile on his face. I’m so grateful we have been able to connect, despite our language barriers.”