Making a difference in our
communities and society
We strongly encourage all of our lawyers to engage in pro bono work. This commitment to pro bono work reflects one of our firm’s core values: We make a difference in our communities and society. Regardless of professional prominence or workload, we believe that pro bono work is a professional responsibility and can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the life of a lawyer.
Our firm is a charter signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono ChallengeSM, a unique global aspirational pro bono standard developed by law firm leaders and corporate general counsel. In accepting this pro bono challenge, our firm and other charter signatories declare their commitment to provide pro bono legal services to underserved individuals and communities, as well as organizations addressing the needs of the underserved.
We demand and offer professional excellence, another one of our core values. One way we put this value into action is by ensuring that our pro bono matters are treated with the same care as any others we handle, and that the service provided to our pro bono clients is of the same quality delivered to all our clients.
The pro bono work done at our firm reflects the diverse and passionate interests of our lawyers. While referrals from local legal services agencies make up much of our pro bono efforts, we provide support to individual lawyers as they identify and pursue the causes that are most meaningful to them.
Our pro bono program encourages everyone to build on our tradition of community service. The goal of our program is to benefit our communities and enrich the professional lives of our lawyers and staff.
We produce an annual report that highlights matters handled by our firm, client and professional organization recognition of our attorneys and community volunteer projects in which we were engaged. Click on one of the following links to read the report for that year: 2016, 2015, 2014 , 2013, 2012/2011, 2010, 2009.