Ryan Quiñones received the Pro Bono Project’s 2015 Student of the Year Award. Ryan used his language skills to help The Project's ever-growing number of Spanish-speaking client prospects. He helped trouble-shoot for everyone in the office when clients or callers needed interpretations, and translated some of our basic letters. Ryan also attended meetings of the immigration group working to increase pro bono services for juvenile immigrants, helping those immigrants get the representation that may be critical for their future.
He also spearheaded the work on a resource directory for public interest law firms so that everyone in the justice community could have a clearer idea of the services that are available across the state, thereby improving communication and allowing providers to give better referral information to those in need. When not answering calls or researching issues to prepare cases for assignment, Ryan also helped with phoning clients to update their case information. In all, he donated over 500 hours to The Project and its clients.