2016 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Pro Bono Champion - recognized by the DC Chapter of AILA as a true champion of pro bono and a professional exemplar. In appreciation of her great work and commitment to increasing access to justice for the immigrant community.
2015 Judge Robert M. Bell Award - the award is presented by the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland to an individual who has distinguished herself as an exemplar of pro bono service going above and beyond the average pro bono commitment for at least 5 years. Ms. Doan has helped some of the most vulnerable people here in the state of Maryland: immigrant children and the homeless. In addition to the countless hours she has worked free of charge for her pro bono clients, Ms. Doan has mentored other attorneys taking on pro bono cases for special immigrant juveniles. For several years now she has helped put on seminars for the bar as well as the judiciary to increase knowledge and awareness of these cases.
2011 Maryland State Bar Association's Presidential Best Section Project - under Ms. Doan's leadership, the Immigration Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association conducted clinics and workshops to assist victims of human trafficking file for immigration relief and obtain lawful status.
A recent ruling by U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions will have a profound effect on domestic violence victims and asylum petitions. Four years ago, a woman known in court filings only by her initials, A.B., fled her home country of El Salvador after more t…