Sonila is also committed to pro bono work. Her pro bono work includes representing a client in a contested divorce through jury trial, representing a client petitioning for asylum on the basis of FGM, and counseling members of the Albanian community of Houston on various immigration-related matters. Sonila has also mentored law students through the firm's Leadership Council on Legal Diversity program.
Earlier in her career, Sonila worked as a professor of English Rhetoric and Composition at Houston Community College and Lone Star College, where she also taught World Literature. Fluent in Albanian and Italian, she has worked as a translator and interpreter.
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