Global Citizenship

Our Global Pro Bono Practice

Our Global Pro Bono Practice, launched in 2010 and building on our 100+ year history of pro bono work, has grown to one of the largest in the world. In 2019 we provided 140,000 hours of free legal services.

Our Pro Bono Response to Coronavirus

In this time of uncertainty, we are engaged in meaningful pro bono work aimed at alleviating the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples include:

  • Joining the Norrsken Foundation's Action Against Corona initiative via our Stockholm office, which supports startups that are developing solutions for those affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.
  • Researching and analyzing emergency decrees announced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia, Africa and the EU for a global humanitarian aid organization.
  • Supporting nonprofits and small businesses across the United States in applying for financial relief through the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act.
  • Providing general corporate advice to non-governmental organizations and social enterprises on legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources

Help on the way: CARES Act benefits small businesses

Lending a Helping Hand: non-profit benefits under the CARES Act
 

Fighting racial injustice

US justice system reform and eliminating racial inequities has long been a key focus of our pro bono practice. You can read an overview of our work here

Major ongoing matters include our work to end debtors' prisons in Ferguson, Missouri and our fight against indefinite solitary confinement in Red Onion and Wallens Ridge Virginia State Prisons.

Other matters include:

 

Our partners, local partners and counsel who serve as pro bono leaders

Our pro bono clients

Our pro bono policy

Our 2018 Pro Bono Awards