June 2021 Volunteer of the Month – Jennifer Jaimes

Jennifer Jaimes has been a reliable volunteer during the pandemic and has helped with many of our Special Immigrant Juvenile Status(SIJS)-related child custody cases. She also helps many of our Spanish-speaking clients.  Jennifer was an integral part of developing the partnership with KIND for unaccompanied youth cases.

Read on to learn why Jennifer volunteers:


  • Why do you choose to volunteer with MVLS?

I choose to volunteer with MVLS because the cases I get from MVLS are very rewarding.  Thanks to the many different cases I have taken, I have learned a lot. 


  • Do you have any standout stories?

Yes, I represented a mother obtain custody of a girl who was top in her class. 


  • What is your favorite part about volunteering with MVLS?

Serving individuals who are very grateful for your service. 


  • Why should other attorneys do pro bono?

It is a great way to learn a different area of law in a supported way.  There are a lot of resources available through MVLS.


  • Where do you see the impact civil legal services in the next ten years?

I hope that children get representation in all matters, including immigration law matters.