On Monday afternoon, Legal Aid was privileged to host five participants in the U.S. Department of State-sponsored Legacy International Legislative Fellows Program. This program links community leaders from the U.S. with their counterparts from Kuwait and Oman. The Fellows are involved in public policy formulation and implementation in their respective countries. While they are working in Congressional offices for the majority of their time in the U.S., they also are offered the opportunity to visit organizations like Legal Aid.
Pictured: Basmah Al-Kiyumi (Oman), Khalid al Haribi (Oman), Mashael Alhajeri, (Kuwait ),
KathyHays Sara M. Alasousi, (Kuwait), Jodi Feldman and Ali Abdullah Al-Saidi (Oman).
Jodi Feldman, Director of Pro Bono and Intake Services, and myself were able to spend time speaking with our guests about the type of work that is done here at Legal Aid. The Fellows were very interested in the free legal services that we provide and how we fund our work. Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Program was also a topic of great interest, particularly with regard to how we refer cases and mentor the probono attorneys. While our guests were here to find out about our organization, we found that we learned a great deal from them about how similar work is conducted in their respective countries.
We enjoyed our time with this delegation and were proud to share with them the great work that is done at Legal Aid.