Social Justice Issues

Social Justice Issues

Black Lives Matter

Over the past few months, protests have swept the nation following the police-perpetrated murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, as well as the murders of several protesters advocating for them. It has become clear to all of us at the Law Office of Melanie Shapiro, LLC, that it is not enough to quietly represent Black immigrants and their families; we must loudly, publicly, and explicitly state our stances. To be crystal clear, we are in full support of the Black Lives Matter movement and related movements that advocate for Black people and communities. We strive to be an inclusive, equitable law firm for our diverse team and clientele. The recent wave of protests has re-energized us in our fight for immigrant rights, particularly in regards to the systemic racism and xenophobia Black immigrants face. We will continue to fiercely advocate for our clients in the best way we know how: treating their cases as a matter of upholding civil and human rights. As a firm, we will continue our work in fighting racial injustice from within the system to complement those fighting from outside the system. We hope that the momentum of this movement is the start of a new era. #BlackLivesMatter

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Here at the Law Office of Melanie Shapiro, LLC, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value diversity, strive for equity, and practice inclusion in everything we say and do as a law firm. These actions are an integral part of every aspect of our work, from hiring staff to representing clients to engaging with the communities we serve. We are committed to building a safe, accepting community with our team and our clientele and take active steps to do so. We hope that you join us in this commitment.