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 2022 we provided more than 122,000 hours of free legal services.
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:
- Representing the children of Flint, Michigan
- $27.17 million jury award for a man wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years
- Successful resentencing for a juvenile lifer
- Analyzing policies for the use of police body-worn cameras
- Successful Clemency Project representations
Our partners, local partners and counsel who serve as pro bono leaders
Navigating the difference between ESG and pro bono
A conversation with Jacquelyn MacLennan, EU competition and trade law partner, Global Pro Bono Practice Leader (2015 – 2022) and Business & Human Rights Interest Group member
Journey to justice
Fighting to obtain just compensation for our client who was wrongfully convicted of murder
The problem with pardons
Providing access to executive clemency for women and other vulnerable groups
An ethical foundation
Supporting the African Centre on Law & Ethics as it trains law students and practitioners from across the continent