Many Am Law 200 firms do asylum work. But asylum can only be sought by those who have already made it to Western shores. That does nothing to help the 62 million people languishing overseas in camps for refugees or the internally displaced. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights resettles less than 1 percent of refugees.

“Saving 1 percent is not acceptable,” says Reed Smith pro bono counsel Jayne Fleming. “We have to come up with alternatives.”

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