We encourage our attorneys to provide pro bono legal services to cases and causes that interest them personally. We represent pro bono clients from a broad spectrum of socio-economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds and political persuasions.
Our goal is to commit 3 percent of total firmwide billable hours to pro bono work. We have embraced the American Bar Association (ABA) definition of "pro bono" for the purpose of determining what work is eligible for billable hour credit.
Our pro bono work consists of providing legal services and assistance to:
- Persons of limited means or to charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental and educational organizations in matters which are designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited means
- Individuals, groups or organizations seeking to secure or protect civil rights, civil liberties or public rights
- Charitable, religious, civic, community, governmental or educational organizations in matters in furtherance of their organizational purposes, where the payment of standard legal fees would significantly deplete the organization's economic resources or would be otherwise inappropriate
The firm encourages all attorneys and staff to participate in pro bono projects and to contribute to our tradition as a leader in the communities in which we live.