Safe Passage Attorney of the Week- Nexus U. Sea, Associate at Baker Hostetler, LLP.

 

Nexus Sea

Mr. Sea is an associate attorney working at Baker Hostetler and his main focus is on complex commercial litigation, product liability, and tort litigation. He attended Rutgers University School of Law and graduated in 2007.

Mr. Sea started to volunteer with the Safe Passage Project in the beginning of 2015 when he decided to become a pro bono attorney for an unaccompanied minor child from Honduras. Since then, Mr. Sea worked extensively in order to secure legal status for the child. Mr. Sea first secured the child Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, but then after consulting the client decided to pursue an asylum claim because he felt that it would grant the child many more benefits. He was very concerned about the child’s best interests and that makes him an exceptional attorney.

Mr. Sea did a great service by helping a child. He says that working with Safe Passage was a good experience and he was particularly grateful to Desirée Hernandez. He says, “Desiree was excellent and having someone like her to help me was key.” Nevertheless, this case would not have been possible without Mr. Sea’s direct representation and hard work.

Mr. Sea explains that working with his client was very rewarding and he encourages other attorneys to help out and take a case pro bono. He further encourages pro bono attorneys who have a case with Safe Passage to push as hard as possible for the client. It’s a bit of extra work, but it is “definitely worth it” and because of it, Mr. Sea made a huge difference in a child’s life. In the end of the case, Mr. Sea recalls seeing the smile on his client’s face and telling him to stay in school and to always keep his head up.

Mr. Sea is inspiring because he’s an excellent advocate and motivator. He says he will probably take another case in the near future and hopes to be as successful as with his first client.

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