Pro Bono Opportunities

As a summer associate, you will have plenty of opportunities to get involved in pro bono matters and hone your legal skills while making a difference in your local communities and around the world. We believe that pro bono work is an excellent way to accelerate your training and development. We encourage you to take advantage of the many pro bono opportunities offered by the Firm and to propose pro bono matters that you are passionate about. 

Our 2015 summer associates were involved in a wide range of pro bono matters. Highlights include: 

  • Represented domestic violence victims in seeking orders of protection in family court through Sanctuary for Families' Courtroom Advocates Project (CAP). Our summer associates educated victims about the remedies available, assisted them with safety planning, helped them draft petitions and advocated on their behalf before judges 
  • Assisted on corporate matters for Asian American Law Fund of New York and The Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon, an arts museum in Lebanon 
  • Assisted on several asylum and immigration matters for LGBT individuals and juvenile immigrants 
  • Secured uncontested divorces, orders of protection and child support for several low-income women through the Her Justice summer associate program. Her Justice serves low-income women who need free legal services involving matrimonial, family and immigration law 
  • Worked on a death penalty matter referred by the American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Representation Project
  • Assisted an environmental nonprofit in a Clean Water Act citizen lawsuit concerning a sand and gravel supply company discharging polluted storm water in violation of the Act 
  • Worked on several gun control matters on behalf of The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence 
  • Assisted on various matters for Women's World Banking, a nonprofit organization that expands the economic assets, participation and power of low-income women and their households by helping them access financial services, knowledge and markets

The best aspects of the summer program were the amazing interaction of the partners, the opportunity to bond with the summer associates and the variety of summer events.

Trisha Grant
Associate, Washington, DC