Maleeha Haq, who has fought for the rights of asylum seekers throughout the world, has joined MPLG as an of counsel attorney.
After graduating in 2007 from the University of Michigan Law School, Haq was awarded a fellowship with Human Rights Watch, to work with the organization’s refugee policy department. Haq then received the prestigious Bates Fellowship to work with the organization Africa & Middle East Refugee Assistance. At AMERA, Haq worked with asylum seekers from all over Africa and the Middle East as they navigated the complicated procedures of refugee status determination proceedings before the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Haq has provided extensive pro bono services to the immigrant community through Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto, and the Lawyers in the Library Program. The State Bar of California awarded Haq the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services.