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100 Percent Pro Bono Participation Achieved by Barclay Damon Attorneys, Paralegals
POSTED JANUARY 1, 2022
In 2021, for the fifth year in a row, every one of Barclay Damon’s full-time attorneys provided pro bono legal services to low-income individuals in need of legal assistance and organizations serving those seeking access to justice. A new accomplishment last year: the law firm’s pro bono program also achieved participation by all full-time paralegals.
“As a firm, Barclay Damon is deeply committed to our core values, which include providing exceptional pro bono service in our communities. Now to have 100 percent of our talented paralegal corps join our attorneys to serve our pro bono clients is humbling and fills us with pride,” said Corey Auerbach, the firm’s outgoing pro bono partner. “We are determined to continue this level of service to ensure our pro bono clients receive the deserved benefits of our representation.”
Jen Leonardi is the firm’s new pro bono partner, effective January 1, 2022.
Through its multi-award-winning pro bono program, Barclay Damon dedicated more than 2,500 hours of time valued at more than $800,000 to pro bono efforts in 2021, with attorneys actively participating in firm-sponsored family court clinics, litigating civil rights violations, drafting wills for veterans, assisting with clemency applications, and providing online legal aid through initiatives such as the American Bar Association’s Free Legal Answers program. The firm’s investment in communities across its office platform supported legal matters involving many of today’s critical issues, including immigration, housing, women’s rights, prisoners’ rights, community building, and economic development, among others.
Learn more about Barclay Damon’s pro bono program at barclaydamon.com/pro-bono.