Press Releases Oct 30, 2017

BB&K Attorney Tori Hester Receives Pro Bono Award from Casa Cornelia

Her Service to Victims of Human Rights Violations is Recognized

For Immediate Release: Oct. 30, 2017
Media Contact: Denise Nix • (213) 787-2552 •

SAN DIEGO – Best Best & Krieger LLP attorney Victoria “Tori” Hester received a La Mancha Pro Bono Publico Award from Casa Cornelia Law Center, recognizing her extensive volunteer work for the Center. The award is presented annually to recognize individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution in meeting the needs of victims of human and civil rights violations.

An associate in BB&K’s San Diego office, Tori provides pro bono legal services through Casa Cornelia to foreign refugees navigating the immigration process to receive political asylum. As a result of her extensive volunteer work, Tori has developed a unique proficiency in working with unaccompanied minors who have fled their home country. These youth must follow a different process for achieving asylum than adults.

As a municipal law and public agency attorney, Tori enjoys the opportunity to have an impact in someone’s life, both through her work at BB&K and with Casa Cornelia.

“It is the knowledge that I am helping others that drives me and the many other Casa Cornelia volunteers,” said Tori.

Learn more about Tori’s work with Casa Cornelia in an article by BB&K San Diego Office Managing Partner James Gilpin in the September/October issue of San Diego Lawyer Magazine (p. 23).

We congratulate Tori and all of the BB&K attorneys who give of their time and talent to provide pro bono services.


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